July, 2011,Yi Sixth Month festivities

July 22-28, 2011: Yuansheng staff drive to Dieshi Village to take part in the Yi Sixth Month festivities. While there, they organize a traditional ethnic music and dance competition, awarding a total of 2000 CNY in prizes to outstanding performers and students. They then risk rain season landslides to travel to Shangsishang Village in Yuanyang County, visit with the local Hani people there, and learn about the state of their traditional culture and transmission.