On the Dividing of Folk Music Color Area in Hebei Province
Abstract: According to the background factors of geography, history and culture resulting different style characteristics of folk music, Hebei folk music can be divided into four color areas: Central part, South one, Northwest, and East. The “music color area of Hebei East part”, under the influence of culture in the Northeast China, has the strong taste of “dai er”; the “music color area of Hebei Northwest part”, close to the music cultural features of Shanxi and Mongolian, has the music culture color of plateau and mountain; the “music color area of Hebei South part” is influenced by theculture of Henan; the “music color area of Hebei Central part” lost its own characteristics since the effect of Beijing culture. For the overall style features of Hebei music culture, the ancients summed up as “Kangkai Beige” (“Sing with Passionate Sorrow”).
Key Words: Hebei Province, folk music, color area