Yang Yingjin – Inheritor of Yi Hulusheng Dance in Xichou County, Wenshan
Name: Yang Yingjin(杨应金), the Inheritor of Yi Hulusheng Dance(彝族葫芦笙舞)
Race: Yi Ethnic Minority
Birth: Born in 1953, June
Hometown: Manlong Village, Haizi Village Committee, Jijie Town, Xichou County, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture(文山壮族苗族自治州西畴县鸡街乡海子村委会曼竜村).
Hulusheng(葫芦笙) is a kind of self-made multi-scale musical instrument which is very popular among the Yi Ethnic Minority(Hualuo people,花倮人). It is made of five bamboo tubes of different lengths. The root of the bamboo tube is embedded with rectangular reeds made of bamboo or copper. It is inserted into a musical bucket made of the gourd. The longest one has a gourd at the top to increase resonance.
Yang Yingjin(杨应金) followed his father to learn the play and dance of the Hulusheng of the Yi people from his childhood. In addition to playing Hulusheng song, he also plays Erhu, Xianzi, flute, Xiao, Suona and other musical instruments. He is a famous local folk singer and dancer. He led the villagers to dance Hulusheng Dance(葫芦笙舞) on various large-scale artistic activities organized by the state and county for many times.