Soundbite: Yangli, member of Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Committee "This performance is to show the fortitude and gratitude of the Qiang ethnic group in the quake-hit area. They will live on bravely because they have the most natural language -- folk song-dance to express their gratitude, fortitude and the soul of their nationality. As long as people are alive, the soul of the nationality is still here and the culture transmission of this ethnic group will go on forever."
"Ermaji" will be performed at the 2nd International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Chengdu, where more than 40 diplomats will attend.
Wenchuan County is a county in Sichuan, which was devastated by last year's earthquake.
(Xinhua News Agency May 26, 2009)