Grand Songs of the Dong Ethnic Group: Visit the Dong village and look for the grand songs

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Grand Songs of the Dong Ethnic Group: Visit the Dong village and look for the grand songs

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED Nov 11, 2021 • 4MIN READ

Unlike Singing the Dong Ballads, the next grand song is more like a cup of tea with its melodious tune. A girl played Dong pipa (a plucked string instrument) and sang the song Lovesickness after Long Separation, whispering her love and longing for a boy. “Trees on hills turn green in spring, swallows fly back to nestle sooner or later; my dear love, don’t make me spend day and night missing you, we should be together like the birds sharing a nestle and the fish sharing a pond”. The single teammates were moved.