Afterquake, the project by Abigail Washburn and Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project, has released a new video as part of their ongoing efforts to raise money for those still struggling with the Sichuan earthquake’s aftermath.
According to Afterquakemusic:
“Sala” is a traditional Qiang minority song, but all the kids in Wenchuan seem to know it be they Han, Qiang or other minorities. They also all seem to know the dance. The kids called it a guo zhuang song (锅庄) which means that you dance around a fire while singing it. The vocals are by the girl in the video named Luo Shuang (罗霜), a 14 year old first year middle school student from Wenchuan County. She is Han ethnicity. Her mother appears at the end of the video, on the site where they are rebuilding their house, which was destroyed in the earthquake. The accompanying music was produced by Abigail Washburn and Dave Liang, of the Shanghai Restoration Project. The video was shot and edited by Luke Mines.
See their last video here