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Concert held in New Zealand featuring Chinese cultural elements

A concert held at Auckland Town Hall on Thursday night impressed the New Zealand audience with classic Chinese musical works.

Beijing jazz festival concludes

The 2022 Taihu Jazz Festival, a popular cultural event in Beijing, concluded on Wednesday night.During the five-day event, nearly 100 musicians from over 10 jazz bands presented a musical feast for the audience, including the premiering of a number of original works.

Namibia singers ready to represent Africa at World Choral Expo

Namibian singing group Collective Singers will embark on their journey to represent Africa at the World Choral Expo in Lisbon, Portugal from Sept. 3 to 7.

Traditional instruments highlighted in festival

A daylong "marathon" event highlighting traditional Chinese musical instruments was held at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, on Aug 27.

The sound of rural music

Music is the strongest form of magic, they say, and it was indeed when an ensemble of young singers from humble homes took center stage at the iconic China National Opera House to belt out a tribute to everyday heroes.

Sparing no effort to promote music of ethnic groups

To promote the music of different ethnic groups across China, the Chinese National Geography magazine and Eastern Music Culture signed an agreement to become strategic partners in Beijing on Aug 20.

Erhu players harmonize for music competition

The Dunhuang Cup Chinese Erhu Performance Competition ended on Aug 12.Launched in May, the competition attracted over 2,000 participants from around the world. Around 70 Chinese musicians from music schools and performing arts institutions from across the country were among the judging panel.

Harp summer camp nurtures interest in Chinese students

Over 40 students ages 4 to 50 from the harp summer camp of the Gateway to Arts Summer Festival performed at Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing on Aug 12, ending the four-day camp.

Craftsman carries tunes to preserve culture

"The arrow shot is so straight that it hits the bull's-eye, the young people will have good luck, and sitting on the lawn of the archery field is as comfortable as sitting on soft silk," Dargye sang as he worked on his handmade bag.

A key player of all that jazz

Since his stage debut at the age of 13 during the Beijing Nine Gates International Jazz Music Festival in 2012, pianist Dai Liang has attracted increasing public attention under his stage name, A Bu.
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