PHOTOS World music extravaganza staged in Beijing

PHOTOS

World music extravaganza staged in Beijing

By Jay Birbeck and Zhu Bochen | China.org.cn

19:28, November 19, 2019

The Chinese Orchestra of Soong Ching Ling Peace Angle Art Troupe opens the 2019 World Music Days closing concert with a rendition of “The Song of the Heart.” [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Zhao Min, secretary of the Party committee of the Central Conservatory of Music, addresses the audience, highlighting the significance of the five-day event in promoting cultural exchanges between China and African countries. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Su Hongtao, deputy director of the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People, talks about the role music plays in building connections between young people of different cultures. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Three children of the Soong Ching Ling Peace Angel Art Troup play Hua Dan, the lively and vivacious young female character from a famous play of the Peking Opera. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Children play Daoma Dan, the young female warrior role from a famous play of the Peking Opera during the 2019 World Music Days closing concert on Nov. 18 in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Several children play the role of Wu Dan, a female martial arts role specializing in fighting with all kinds of weapons, drawn from a famous play of the Peking Opera. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

A young performer displays impressive sword trickery during the 2019 World Music Days closing concert. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Children play Wu Sheng, the male counterparts of Wu Dan in a famous play of the Peking Opera, during the 2019 World Music Days closing concert on Nov 18 in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Children play Guimen Dan (aka Qing Yi, or “verdant-clad”), the virtuous female role in a famous play of the Peking Opera, during the 2019 World Music Days closing concert on Nov. 18 in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Indian trio, Ganges Band, featuring table player Sarit Das, vocalist Swarnima Gusain, and santoor exponent Dr. Bipul Kumar Ray, perform at the 2019 World Music Days closing concert. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

Malian kora player Balla Diabaté and his band perform the song “The End” at the 2019 World Music Days closing concert on Nov. 18 in Beijing. [Photo courtesy of VCG]

Malian kora player Balla Diabaté and a Chinese lute player perform a duet at the 2019 World Music Days closing concert on Nov. 18 in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Bochen/China.org.cn]

The Chinese Orchestra of the Soong Ching Ling Peace Angle Art Troupe perform “Ancient Ritual” on Chinese drums. The piece is about the ancient worship of heaven and earth. [Photo courtesy of VCG]

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