miércoles, 30 de junio de 2010

Soon Chinese Culture Festival in our City

The 10th edition of the Chinese Culture Festival will take place on July 17 and 18 at the Culture Hall of Havana’s ExpoCuba Pavilion.

Chen Wei, director of the folk music group of the Aihua Traditional Orchestra from Shenzhen, announced that, as an introduction to the event, these artists will perform on Wednesday at the Culture Hall of ExpoCuba, and on July 1st, at the Cuban capital’s Teatro Nacional.

The group has musical instruments dating back to two thousand years, like the Zheng, a kind of harp of 21 strings, which is placed horizontally and played with several picks held with the fingers of the right hand.

The program of the two-day event includes presentations by the Cuban School of Wushu, a fashion show with traditional costumes of the most representative Chinese ethnic groups, photographic exhibitions, and the presentation of the books El caballo de Shuan Zu, by specialist Olivia Chong, and Antiguos relatos vueltos a contar, by writer Mercedes Crespo.

ExpoCuba’s Central Hall will offer a presentation of martial arts, among them of Choi Lee Fut, Kung Fu and Wing Tzu, and there will be sales of handicrafts and exhibitions of works awarded in the fine arts and literature contest Admiring China. Alfredo Ruiz, director for International Relations of the Culture Ministry, and Gong Jiajia, cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Havana offered all information.

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