Emirates News Agency – Chinese Folklore-inspired music and tales preformed by Ningbo University

DUBAI, 4th December, 2019 (WAM) — Pipa and Erhu, two Chinese traditional instruments, has captivated audiences at both Zayed University campuses, during a recently held special performance by Chinese musical students from Ningbo University.

The artists have showcased the wonders of Chinese classical music instruments; the Pipa, a four-stringed musical instrument with a pear-shaped body. And the Erhu, a two-stringed bowed musical instrument used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras.

They vocalised ancient tales relating to society, deep feelings of desires, empathy, and love. The most famous story portrayed in the musical piece was the ‘Butterfly Lovers’ a romantic novel that mimics its western version ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Another performance was the Water-sprinkling festival, simplified Chinese is a traditional festival of the Dai ethnic Chinese marking the Lunar New Year in China. The festival is one of the most solemn traditional festivals of this unique people. Usually, the festival lasts for three or four days, it generally occurs according to the Gregorian calendar from 13th to 15th April. On the first day, people stage various cultural and artistic performances. On the second day, people sprinkle water crazily, and on the third day, the young men and women get together to exchange gifts.


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