Over 700 delegates of 53 national minorities in China are taking part in the current national minority amateur art festival in Peking.
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Background: Over 700 delegates of 53 national minorities in China are taking part in the current national minority amateur art festival in Peking. Here are some of the performances by artists from Tibet on November 26th.
'A hata (ceremonial scarf) for Chairman Mao' is a dance depicting the love and gratitude of emancipated serfs for the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Mao Tse-tung. They sing:
A snow white hata -
Gift of the heartfelt feelings of emancipated serfs -
From the snowy mountains
And across the boundless grasslands
We bring them to present to Chairman Mao.
A former serf of the Monba Minority nationality in the Himalayas named Tsomo, who went through untold suffering in the past, is now Chairman of a district women's association. From the Peking stage today, she pours out the joy of the new life of the Monba people as a member of the great family of the Chinese nation.
'Delivering Public Grain' is an excerpt from a Tibet opera.
The Tibetan opera is traditionally performed in July and August when farming is at its slack season. This excerpt depicts the humper harvest joy of the Tibetan people following the democratic reform. The soloist, Khagui, is 58 years old.
A song skit entitled 'Electing deputy' in which the question 'What kind of person should one elect for a deputy' is being tossed between a group of young men and a group of young women.
This piece sings of the happiness of the emancipated serfs who have become masters of the state and enjoy the democratic right of election.