This is a road of going beyond human spirit,
This is a road of life and death to be memorized.
Here we use songs to tell you the love story on the Ancient Tea Horse Road,
Here we use music to display to you the most authentic tea and horse epics.
The mysterious prologue is opened with the unique rhythm of “De Di Du”,
The noble legend is narrated with the ceaseless sound of “horse bells”.
We Take water from the rivers,
Make tea from the mountains.
Taste from the tea leaves,
The sweets and bitters of travelling across waters and mountains.
Convey in the fragrance,
The real love and hate.
Let’s go through space-time,
To worship the soul of tea.
Let’s free our hearts,
To adventure on the Tea Horse Road.
Aduo Gulia is a musician and singer of Chinese Yi ethnic group as well as a successor of Yi intangible cultural heritage. She specializes in singing Yi ethnic songs and playing ethnic instruments. With her resounding voice, she has been invited to perform on a variety of TV programs, including CCTV, the most influential TV broadcaster in China. She has sung in Poland, Czech, Slovakia, and Bulgaria. Her major works include Haicai Tune, Sheperd Tune, and Ase Tune.
Shen Abu is a musician of Bulang ethnic group of China. She is an ethnic singer born in Yunnan and an inheritor of Haicai Tune. She has ethereal voice and broad vocal range.
With research into the music of Yi, Lisu, Naxi, Mosuo, and Dai ethnic groups, she is good at combining traditional ethnic and modern music. Her works include Chiluoga (Sheperd Tune), Asuwei (Haicai Tune), Ali, Beautiful White Cloud, and The Traveler. Her honors include: one of the highest awards for singing Aha Bala at the 10th China Arts Festival, one of the top 20 singers at 2015 China Yi Songs Contest, the creative award for her song One Sun, One Moon, and one of the top 16 performers at the national TV program- CCTV-16 Folk Song Contest.
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