Sanzao Bapu Song
Sanzao Bapu Song took root in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). A handed-down tale states that Liu Bowen, strategist and advisor to Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming Dynasty, traveled around the country in the name of a Fengshui master. When he arrived at the Pearl River Delta and saw picturesque islands, clear water, green mountains, and simple unspoiled people, he tactfully combined the various diversified geographical names with the scenery and poetry for the convenience of memory.
Sanzao area was then composed of eight “pus” (villages), and therefore local people called the ensuing musical story “Bapu Song.”