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12 December 2022, 10:00

Cultural diversity and ethnic unity celebrated at online performance


BEIJING, 12 December (BelTA - China Daily). - When traveling is in the middle of recovery in the pandemic, online performances are an alternative way to take people to places with rich cultures and folklore across the nation.

China Traditional Cultural Museum recently staged an online performance of ethnic music in collaboration with China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association. It teamed up musicians of various ethnic groups who sang folk ballads and played traditional instruments.

The concert included items which have been proclaimed intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, such as the art of Xinjiang Uygur Muqam and Mongolian long song. And it featured folk performances on special days, festivals and other occasions to present ethnic customs and lifestyles, such as the torch festival popular among the Yi people and wedding rituals of the Tajik group.

Performers were from Homeland, a project initiated by China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, to preserve and revive traditional music of China.

The concert was broadcast on China Traditional Cultural Museum's accounts on several digital platforms, and will be rebroadcast by CGTN on its website and social media accounts to reach audiences around the world.

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