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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:04 pm 
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I am indebted to forum member, Steven Frost, for pointing me in the direction of this web page: ... d=89943080 You will find information on a Dong village in Guizhou, Dimen. The information is linked to the launch a CD of Dong songs with an accompanying DVD with photos of the village and villagers of Dimen. On the web page are extracts from 4 songs, an interview with novelist Amy Tan who has spent considerable time in Dimen, a link to her article on the Dong in the National Geographic and a 'video' slide show with accompanying sound track on the culture of the Dong in Dimen.

Seeing the photos in the slide show I was struck by how similar Dimen is to some of the Dong villages that I visited in Guizhou in 2005 - there is very much a special essence of a Dong village built around a stream/river flowing through it - and the songs brought back the atmosphere of the singing that I heard then and was very struck by.

File comment: The flower bridge across Dimen's river offers shelter from wind and rain, and a place to sit and contemplate the scenery. Lynn Johnson/National Geographic
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