Six Theme Activities to Enrich 2013 Zhangjiajie Country Music Week

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Setting mountains and water as background, field as stage, 2013 Zhangjiajie International Country Music Week is to officially kick off on August in the world heritage site Wulingyuan scenic spot. According to the organizing committee, six theme activities will be launched during the festival.

First, opening ceremony. On the afternoon of Aug. 31, it will be held in Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave where 25 overseas and 8 domestic groups from 23 countries and regions will give exotic and brilliant performances. World renowned artists including Prathibha Prahlad, dubbed excellent dancer in India with great innovation and of epoch-making significance, Belgian pianist Jean-Francois Maljean, honored as “One of Top 10 Musicians of 21 Century”, prestigious German Voice Factory Group as well as traditional Peru dance blending religion into drama, will present at the opening ceremony.

Second, tour shows. In the following five days after the opening ceremony, tour shows will be staged successively in Ecological Square of Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave,  Baofeng Lake Scenic Area, Shui Rao Si Men ( Water Winding Four Gates), Lao Mo Wan (Old Mill Bay), Tianzi Mountain and Tianmen Mountain. Tourists at home and abroad will be able to have both a visual feast of picturesque scenery of Zhangjiajie and an auditory feast of worldwide country music.

Third, gala night. The gala night is scheduled to be held in Xibu street, a cultural and commercial street integrating Tujia, Miao, Bai, Tong and Yao ethnic features, on the evening of Aug. 31 and Sep. 2. 

Four, Harley riders and music in Zhangjiajie. Over 200 Harley riders from home and abroad will drive to Zhangjiajie from Changsha on Aug. 30. During the festival, Harley riders will showcase their driving skills on the stage accompanied with the sound of music, blending modern and fashion elements into the international country music week.

Five, "Cultural Dream of Zhangjiajie" forum session. An innovation of the country music week is that cultural celebrities from such fields as music, architecture,  sculpture, painting, literature, weiqi and tourism will get together to discuss the cultural development of international country music.

Six, award ceremony and closing ceremony. The award ceremony and closing ceremony is set to be held on Tianmen Mountain Canyon Great Theater on the afternoon of Sept. 4.

Translated by Chen Yu

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