December, 2009,“ Winter Solstice Performance and Celebration.”

December 16-26, 2009: Yuansheng invites sixteen artists from Shiping, Honghe, Luchun and Weishan to Kunming for the “2009 Winter Solstice Performance and Celebration.” While the artists are in Kunming, Yuansheng arranges to document their recollections and performances of traditional ethnic music and dance. At this time, Yuansheng also begins interviews and recordings for the publication “Yuansheng Studio Archive—Folk Musician Oral Histories.” The first series of interviews and recordings are carried out with the help of Yi Sicheng and He Yuan from the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences.