Photo by Wang Baosheng, Editor-in-chief of Chinese Cultural Figures
The first " The Soul of Song " northeastern Folk song art exhibition primary judging meeting was held in Beijing.
Judges of the first " The Soul of Song " Northeastern Folk Song Art Exhibition Primary Jury (from left) : Liu Hegang, famous singer and president of northeast Folk Song Art Promotion Association; Yu Junjian, famous singer, vocal music educator and president of China-asean Art Institute; Meng Ling, famous vocal music educator; Qin Xinmin, senior editor of CCTV, chief planner and writer of CCTV Spring Festival Gala and CCTV Young Singer Contest.
Liu Hegang, famous singer and president of Northeast Folk Song Art Promotion Association: I want to do my best to do some work for the long-term development of folk song cause through northeast Folk Song Art Promotion Association and artists' predecessors, to build a display platform for young singers and help potential contestants realize their musical dreams.
Yu Junjian, famous singer, vocal music educator and president of China-asean Art Institute: There are too many treasures in Chinese folk songs, which are the embodiment of Chinese culture. Therefore, it is very meaningful to hold the exhibition and hope that all sectors of society will give full support.
Meng Ling, famous vocal music educator: Liu Hegang is an excellent singer among my students. He always stays true to his original intention and roots. He is willing to serve as a ladder and help young singers achieve their dreams wholeheartedly.
Xie Tian, famous Italian tenor and director of the Department of Sound and Song of the Central Conservatory of Music, said: "The performance broadens people's vision and is a step towards a higher stage. I hope the contestants can improve themselves and contribute to the inheritance and development of folk songs.
Qin Xinmin, chief planner and writer of CCTV Spring Festival Gala and CCTV Young Singer Contest, senior editor of CCTV: Liu Hegang is an artist with professional feelings, hometown feelings and civilian feelings. He is a singer with responsibility, ideal and true to his roots.
The judges of the first "t The Soul of Song " Northeast Folk Song Art Exhibition preliminary jury are interviewed by the media at home and abroad.
Judge of the first the "Soul of Song " Northeast Folk Song Art Exhibition preliminary jury.
Chinese Cultural Figures (chief editor Wang Baosheng) after more than a year of preparation, the exhibition activities in Beijing on June 27, the first round of primary election. Primary election was invited the famous vocal music educator Meng Ling. the famous singer and vocal music educator, president of art China-asean academy Yu Junjian. CCTV senior editor, the CCTV Spring Festival gala and total planner and total contributor Xin-min Qin. The famous Italian tenor Xie Tian, director of the Department of Vocal music of the Central Conservatory of Music, served as the judge.
Liu Hegang, a famous singer born in the black land, grew up to listen to northeast Folk songs. These songs also were born in the black land， let him absorb countless nutrients and energy. Now, Liu Hegang, who has already achieved success, uses the art he learned to feed his hometown and people. The Northeast Folk Song Art Promotion Association, which he founded and served as its president, launched the first "The Soul of Song " Northeast folk song art exhibition and performance activity. With the theme of "Inheriting cultural classics and helping young people compose new chapters", the exhibition aims to promote excellent Traditional Chinese culture, spread and display folk song art, build a platform for young people who love traditional national culture to exercise, grow and display, and gather strength to promote the prosperity and development of folk songs and ethnic culture in northeastern China.
The octogenarian Teacher Meng Ling is liu Hegang's teacher. She said, Liu Hegang is an excellent singer among my students. The teaching-student relationship has lasted for more than 20 years. As a famous artist, Yu Junjian gave a full affirmation to this activity, he believes that there are too many treasures in Chinese folk songs, which are the embodiment of Chinese culture, but now there are less songs, so it is very meaningful to hold the exhibition, and he hoped that the community would strongly support. Qin Xinmin, a chief director of the 15th CCTV Youth Song Competition, commented that Liu hegang is an artist with professional feelings, hometown feelings and common people's feelings. He is a singer with responsibilities, ideals and never forgets his roots. Professor Xie Tian, as a vocal music peer and academic representative of the top music university in China, hopes that contestants from all over the country can actively participate in the festival of musical culture exchange, strive to improve themselves, and make contributions to the inheritance and development of folk songs. The judges also hope to take this performance as an opportunity to enhance the attention of folk singing and discuss the realistic path of long-term development of national vocal music.
It is reported that the round of primary election a total of 185 players to participate, 83 players will go into the selection,the selection and final selection will be held offline form, finalists will have the opportunity to participate in Liu Hegang Dream of art Workshop, Liu Hegang light Cavalry art troupe tour.
Council for the promotion of the northeast folk song art by Liu Hegang was launched in May 2021, for more than a year, the advancement of the outstanding musicians and northeast folk songs research talents, innovation and development of land art culture and cultivate together for northeastern folk whose prosperity ecological aspects to do a lot of pioneering work, a good art exhibition can focus on building one of the brand project.
Stay true to your original aspiration and be willing to serve as a ladder. Liu Hegang has won the gold medal of CCTV Young Singer Grand Prix with an unprecedented perfect score of 100.13 points, and has made remarkable achievements in the field of national vocal music. During his 22 years in the army and 30 years of continuous learning and understanding of opera and folk songs, his feelings for national vocal music have been infused into his bone marrow, and he has become more attached to the white mountains and black waters that nourish northeast folk songs. Therefore, after leaving the military camp, he refused invitations from all sides, gave up the work of fame and wealth in the eyes of others, and chose a road that might be difficult in the eyes of ordinary people, but in line with his original aspiration of singing -- with his accumulation of years of struggle in the industry, he initiated the establishment of northeast Folk Song Art Promotion Association.
Liu Hegang’s choice is the "great cause" with long-term development and far-reaching significance, that is to pave the way for many young people behind him to embark on the music ideal, and help young people to lead to the avenue of fame on the vocal music stage. He said because of his unusual experience in studying and performing in his early years, he can empathize with the hardships, bitterness and help young singers need to pursue their dreams. Along the way, his growth benefits from the care and cultivation of many teachers and predecessors. Now, he hopes to pass on the intangible love and selfless dedication that artists have shown. To this end, he went all out to find teachers and friends, and made full preparations. After failing to change the title of the show for several times, the smooth progress of the show was made through the use of the sponsorship funds at the beginning of the promotion Association.
Do it and not stop.The General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out it during The 11th China Federation of Literary and Art and the 10th important speeches at the opening ceremony of The Chinese Writers Association . Only when young literary and art workers become strong ， our literary and art undertakings form a dynamic situation in which the waves are behind the Yangtze River drive on the ones ahead." The show was well attended by practitioners, proving that young people really need a platform to showcase themselves, as well as the appeal of the fledgling platform. Liu Hegang envisioned through the Northeast Folk Song Art Promotion Association and the artist predecessors, he would try his best to do some work for the long-term development of folk song cause, build a display platform for young singers, help potential contestants realize their music dreams, and promote the lively inheritance of folk music from the countryside to the stage. In the future, the association will also hold various activities such as performances of ethnic minorities and local folk songs, striving to promote the inheritance and development of folk songs, show artistic style, gather Chinese strength, and make contributions to the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
(Responsible editors: Zhang Yan, Liu Sheng)