Origin of Nu-River Antiphonally-Musical-Dialogue singing

There is a sad but moved story about the origin of Nu-River antiphonally musical dialogue singing. Once upon a time, Lani who lived at the east riverside and Mami lived at the west riverside often met each other over Nu-river when they were working in the fields. After a long contact they fell in love with each other. However, there are neither boats nor bridges connecting the two riversides. Although they sang to each other everyday to express their love to each other, they finally died of sorrow of being separated. After they dies, villagers buried them at the place where they usually sang songs to each other.

Lisu, Bai and Yi people are performing Antiphonally-Musical-Dialogue singing. (Photo from hz.edushi.com)

What a miracle! The second day, there was a dragon baboon growing from these two graves. The dragon baboon grew so fast that they connected together at the top. The local people said, although Lani and Mami could not be together when they were alive, they stayed together in the form of dragon baboon when they are dead.



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