Meige translation

In May 2022, Xiaowei Guo, a cultural bearer of the Meige culture of Yi people, published “The Abridged Version of the Yi Meige Epic,” totaling 520,000 characters. This work not only encapsulates the essence of three books—”The Origin of Meige,” “The Love Songs of Meige,” and “The Tragedy of Meige”—but also adheres to the Meige’s pentasyllabic rhymed verse form, Yi-Chinese bilingual presentation, and International Phonetic Alphabet annotations, addressing many gaps in the collection and organization of Meige. The ECura team has selected representative chapters from this book and translated the presented Yi and Chinese texts into corresponding English.

与ECura合作的彝族梅葛文化传承人郭晓炜于2022年5月出版《彝族梅葛史诗精简版》共520千字,不仅浓缩《梅葛本源》《梅葛恋歌》《梅葛悲情》三本书的精华,而且秉承梅葛五言韵体文、彝汉文对照及国际音标注释等形式,弥补了梅葛收集整理中的诸多空缺。ECura 团队节选该本书里有代表性的章节,把其呈现的彝文汉文翻译成对应的英文。

Local Yi Children Bilingually Sing Traditional Meige Children’s song

The ECura team members have been working closely with the Yi villagers from Mayou, teaching the local Yi children how to sing the English versions of traditional Meige Children’s song. After going through the processes of song selection, lyrics translation, musical notation, and online English teaching, the Yi children learned to sing the songs bilingually.

ECura团队与马游村的彝族村民们紧密合作,教会了当地彝族孩子们演唱梅葛童谣的英语版本。在经历选歌,翻译,制谱,线上英文教学等流程后,彝族孩子们学会了用双语演唱梅葛童谣。

To Carve a Wooden Trough 挖木啦

Local Yi Children sing the English version of a traditional Meige children’s song ‘To Carve a Wooden Trough’
Trilingual subtitled video on ‘To Carve a Wooden Trough’ (produced collaboratively by Xiaowei Guo and the ECura team)
The music sheet of ‘To Carve a Wooden Trough’

Hide and Seek 捉迷藏

Local Yi Children sing the English version of a traditional Meige children’s song ‘Hide and Seek’
Trilingual subtitled video on ‘Hide and Seek’ (produced collaboratively by Xiaowei Guo and the ECura team)
The music sheet of ‘Hide and Seek’
Little Bee You Work Hard 小蜜蜂你真辛苦
Local Yi Children sing the English version of a traditional Meige children’s song ‘Little Bee You Work Hard’
Trilingual subtitled video on ‘Little Bee You Work Hard’ (produced collaboratively by Xiaowei Guo and the ECura team)
The music sheet of ‘Little Bee You Work Hard’