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Southwest Humanities Series Ep. 5: A reverent ode to pandas



Derived from the Gyalrong dialect, "ewa lama" is a polyphonic folk song. People inject their love and understanding of nature into ewa lama lyrics. Its origin has not been traced, but it has been passed down by word of mouth for generations. Check out this video to know more about these folk songs.

About "Journeys in Nature: Southwest Humanities Series"

As home to the giant pandas, southwest China's Sichuan Province is never short of interesting stories between man and nature. Living by the edge of the forests, it's relatively common for the residents to encounter wild creatures, such as giant pandas and otters. In this series, we will show you how the locals get along with the animals and mother nature.

For more: 

Southwest Humanities Series Ep. 1: How to find a panda in the mountain

Southwest Humanities Series Ep. 2: Looking for the 'water cat'

Southwest Humanities Series Ep. 3: Meet an old friend in the dark woods

Southwest Humanities Series Ep. 4: I miss you, my old friend

(All photos by CGTN Nature filming crew)

(If you have specific expertise and want to contribute, or if you have a topic of interest that you'd like to share with us, please email us at nature@cgtn.com.)

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