Leishan Miao Music and Dance Group

This Miao group of singers, dancers, and lusheng players from Guizhou bring their rich heritage to Harbourfront Centre.

The Miao are among the larger ethnic minority populations in China. Most are concentrated in Guizhou Province, in southwestern China, where the subgroups are identified by their dress—specifically, by the embroidery on their clothing, including “Big-Flower Miao” and “Small-Flower Miao.” The lusheng is a polyphonic wind instrument comprised of bamboo pipes and native to the region and to the Hmong and Dong populations of nearby Vietname and Laos.

Everyone: FREE

Sunday, July 13, 2014
3:00PM – 4:00PM
235 Queens Quay West

The Miao are an ethnic group residing primarily in the mountainous areas of southern China, especially Guizhou Province. They also live in neighboring countries as well as in the United States and Australia, where they are more generally known as the Hmong. Consisting of six artists from Leishan County of southeastern Guizhou, the Leishan Miao Music and Dance Group consists of lusheng player Yang Zhengchao 杨证超, lusheng maker and player Mo Ming莫铭, and singers/dancers Liang Xiaoying 梁晓英, Wu Chunhua 吴春花, Li Lan 李兰, and Li Lingting 李灵婷.