With many visible and invisible reefs and numerous torrents and dangerous
shoals, the river-route between Chongqing and Wushan is quite narrow and
The boats traveling in the river in the old society were mostly pulled by
manpower and required anywhere from ten to 100 people or more. The
workers developed a song to unite them under a single rhythm while they
pulled, and so the Work Song of the Chuanjiang River came into being.
Resounding long in the air, the melody of the Work Song of the Chuanjiang
River is penetrating, and was created to coordinate the action and emotion of
the boat pullers. Now, the Work Song of the Chuanjiang River has been
added into the first national intangible cultural heritage list.
First published by cqnews