Transmission of Xibo music culture in Northeast China: Development of school-based curriculum

Aiqing YIN, Yajie BO, Bo Wah LEUNG

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Abstract

It has been 246 years since Xibo migrated southerly to Yili of Xinjiang Province. Xibo developed its own traditional music culture through inheritance, renovation, assimilation and compromise with Han, Wei, Hui, Kazak, Russia and other nations. The aim of this chapter is to report an exploration on how ethnical music is inherited in schools’ music education, through a cases study of Xibo school-based music curriculum; collaborative development of music textbooks with the local music faculties; gathering up to 53 folk songs, eight instrumental pieces of Dongbuer, and six dance forms. To a certain extent, these works promotes the heritage of Xibo music culture in school education. Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from greater China
EditorsSamuel LEONG, Bo Wah LEUNG
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages117-131
ISBN (Electronic)9789400777293
ISBN (Print)9789400777286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Yin, A., Bo, Y., & Leung, B. W. (2013). Transmission of Xibo music culture in Northeast China: Development of school-based curriculum. In S. Leong, & B. W. Leung (Eds.), Creative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from greater China (pp. 117-131). Dordrecht: Springer.

Keywords

  • Middle school
  • Learner agency
  • Evil spirit
  • National minority
  • Folk song

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