Singing is popular
Singing is a popular recreational activity of the Maonans. In addition, they also enjoy "Maonan opera," based on folklore and legends and portraying love affairs, antifeudal struggles, joys and sorrows, partings and reunions, and the lofty ideals of the people.
Maonan folk song is an important part of Maonan national literature, its content is rich and style is diversified. It is not only the outdoor folk song of Maonans, but also an important way for young Maonans to express their sensation. when in holiday or be free, they always have song meetings which could be participated by any one, regardless man or woman, old or young.