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- 1976 - [200-]
Collection consists of six compact discs with recordings of Hakka Mountain songs and laments, sung by Mrs. Yau Chan Shek-ying in 1976, along with accompanying documentation. Documentation includes lists of recordings with song descriptions, song translations/transcriptions, a photograph and bio of the singer, and articles collected by Elizabeth Lominska Johnson. The songs were sung in an older dialect of Hakka. Song types include marriage laments, mountain songs, and funeral laments.
Hakka mountain, or Hakka hill songs, are rural songs sung in the Hakka language by the Hakka people of Southern China. The songs vary in theme/subject, and exist as a kind of oral literature and/or communication at a distance.
Elizabeth Lominska Johnson
Part of Fred Ryckman fonds
Seven women are posed in front of a tree. They play violins, guitars, and mandolins.
- 1963 or 1964
Photograph of a group of children in ceremonial dress and a brass band in uniform, possibly preparing for a parade. They are standing outside, in Alert Bay, BC.