Shu Xinhu writes lyrics for Shengsi fisherman's songs. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Shu Xinhu, a singer of Shengsi fisherman's songs in Wulong town, Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, recently received provincial recognition for his contributions to this intangible cultural heritage, local media reported on March 9.
Shu has over the past four decades created numerous songs that depict the daily lives and work of fishermen. Many of his creations have even won awards at provincial competitions.
In 2019, Shu established a studio in Wulong to concentrate on composing and teaching fisherman's songs.
The Shengsi fisherman's song, originally a folk song created and sang by local fishermen, has been developed into a unique form of local art over the years. It is now an intangible cultural heritage under provincial protection.