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“Chigezhou” of Longnan City, Gansu Province

Publish Time: 2018-03-13 Author: Chen Man From: Kangba TV

“Chigegou” is an ethnic dance and also a traditional ancestor-worship activity of Pema Tibetan people of Tielou Township, Wenxian County, Gansu Province. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 

The original “Chigezhou” shows the primitive customs of Pema Tibetan people. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 


After wearing the characteristic masks, performers start the song and dance show which drives away evil spirits and prays for auspiciousness. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 


 “Chigezhou” aims to drive away bad luck and prays for safety and auspiciousness. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 


 “Chigezhou” has been included in the national intangible cultural heritage list. (Photo/ Chenzhiping) 


Pema Tibetan people worship animals, and call their tribes after animals’ names. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 


Photo shows the “fire-circle” dance. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 


 “Pema Tibetan people” mainly live in Tielou Tibetan Township, Wenxian County, Gansu Province, and Pingwu County and Jiuzhaigou County of Sichuan Province, with a population of about 20,000 people. (Photo/ Chen Zhiping) 


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