17th August 2018
Time : 15:00-16:30
Address : Edinburgh International Conference Centre
More than 2,000 years ago, China’s imperial envoy Zhang Qian helped to establish the Silk Road, bringing great vitality to the economic and cultural development of China and the world. It also advocated the exchanges between the people of the East and the West. In 2013, President Xi Jinping proposed the “Belt and Road” Initiative and the United Kingdom responded positively. Exchanges and cooperation between China and the UK have been fruitful in various fields, and the China-UK relation has entered into a golden age. The “Belt and Road” is not only a road to economic prosperity but also a road to cultural exchanges. As the world’s oldest and largest art festival, the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe is undoubtedly one of the best platforms. We hold the Chinese Culture and Art Festival at this time, hoping to present you a splendid taste of Chinese culture and art, celebrating the “Belt and Road” and the friendly relations between China and the United Kingdom.
● 8月10日 “艺趣风华”上海宝山学生艺术团
● 8月12日 “You and Me”中国文化艺术节闭幕式暨颁奖典礼
● 8月17日 中国文化艺术节特邀演出
“Joy The Disney”
Based on Chinese folk songs, Romantic Charme of Pentatonism focuses on the western China. It has collected and produced several representative folk songs which are processed regarding historical Chinese musical scale. So that the audience can fully appreciate the attraction of Chinese folk songs while listening.
“Romantic Charme of Pentatonism”
Koum Tara is a traditional springtime ode of north Africa, based on an Algerian traditional nouba (it’s a music style) called Rahaoui nouba.
The music of Horse Racing has the features like the brisk and unrestrained melody; the rhythm of Erhu simulates hoofs and it expresses the live scenes of horses racing and the crowded persons.
“ Happiness ”
Happiness was composed by Liu Ming Yuan, who was known as the “Commander of Huqin.” Born in Tianjin, Liu learned to play banhu (two-stringed fiddle) and jinhu (two-stringed high-pitched fiddle) with his father at an early age. In 1957, he won the gold medal in a competition of the 6th World Festival of Youth and Students held in Moscow. Within one year, Liu finished his work for Chinese ensemble, Happiness. Liu emphasizes the invention of new techniques for Chinese musical instruments and the adoption of Chinese folk music. Happiness, as an example, is based on the melodies of two Shangxi folk songs, Mai Gao Yao and Nian Gao Mian. Happiness consists of three sections, in which the third is a recapitulation of the first. In the first and third sections, banhu and dizi (transverse flute) serve as presided instruments, while the second is led by dizi and sheng (mouth-blown vertical pipes).
“Singing And Dancing”
“ Return In Glory ”
The Gordon School of Dance
Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society