The Hamo Brothers: Recreating ancient Hani melody

In times past, the Hani people didn't have a written language so they passed on history mainly through dictating and singing. The Hamo Brothers are two Hani singers from Nanuo village in Yuanjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. In the Hani language, "hamo" means twin. The Hamo Brothers are twin brothers who are dedicated to preserving their ethnic group's culture. They often visit the elderly in the village to collect stories and create songs based on the ancient melody of the Hani people. 

About the "Go! Yunnan" series:

Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are in Yunnan. This livestream series will take you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan to see the little-known food, scenery and folk customs. Stay tuned for our upcoming livestreams! 

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(Cover image via screenshot. Video filmed by Liu Yang and Liu Ming, edited by Liu Guihu.)

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