World Heritage Join Hands with Intangible Cultural Heritage Nanyin Music of Cocacin Reproduces the Legend of Maritime Silk Road

From:chinakongziAuthor: 2021-11-11 14:03

As an important part of the 34th Quanzhou Drama Performance, Cocacin, a play performed with Nanyin Music was first put on locally on the evenings of November 2 and 3. The play reproduced the prosperity of the Maritime Silk Road during the Song and Yuan Dynasties, showcasing the unique charm of Quanzhou Nanyin Music to opera lovers at home and abroad.

Zhuang Lifen, who has twice won the "Peony Award", the highest award for Chinese folk art, plays the role of Princess Cocacin, who was married to Persia. Princess Cocacin started a glorious voyage in human history, becoming the furthest married princess in ancient China, and a legend along the Maritime Silk Road.

Quanzhou Nanyin Music is an ancient music sung with the southern dialect, originating from Quanzhou as the Central Plain Culture spread to the south. It is also one of the oldest existing music genres in China. In 2009, Nanyin Music was included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cocacin is directed by An Fengying, a national level-1 director of the China Pingju Opera Theater. She said that now the audience’s aesthetic level has improved, and the rhythm of life is also changing. Traditional culture is facing the problem of innovative development. Cocacin is a masterpiece in the inheritance, innovation and development of Nanyin Music. It has made a lot of explorations in the interpretation and stage presentation of traditional Nanyin Music.

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