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How Do You Preserve a Thousands Year Old Musical Style?

Season 5 Episode 2 | 9m 11s

Discover the deep historical roots of Hmong folk singing, a tradition that originated in China and migrated through Southeast Asia to America after the Secret War. We explore Hmong cultural preservation through music, focusing on the styles of lug txaj and kwv txhiaj, which are performed and cherished at community gatherings like the Hmong New Year and weddings.

Aired: 05/08/24
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