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Tourist Spot Zhangjiajie Hosts Country Music Festival

Post Last Edit by editor at 2013-09-04 16:30:28

Zhangjiajie, the well-known national park in north west Hunan Province, is now drawing visitors for another reason other than its stunning scenery. An international country music festival is currently being held there, playing host to a collection of bands from home and abroad.

"The full moon has risen high up in the sky, Why are there no clouds?”

Sixty-five year old Mark Levine is an avid promoter of Chinese music and culture. Here he sings a well-known Chinese folk song "Meet in Ao Bao", with a Chinese musician.
 
An international country music festival is currently being
held in Zhangjiajie.

Having lived in China for eight years, he has cooperated with many Chinese stars to sing Chinese songs, many of which are famous folk songs or even "red" classics. He has also created 50 songs himself based on Chinese themes. Levine says he is a fan of Chinese singer Song Zuying and that he has learned to sing Chinese songs through listening to her.

On the stage of Zhangjiajie’s folk music festival he teamed up with singer Fu Han on a Hunan folk song about a wife who encourages her husband’s valour on the battlefield, without worrying too much about home. This hybrid duet won big applause from the audience, comprising of locals, tourists and musicians from around the world.

Fu Han, Folk Singer, said, “Musicians coming here are from around the globe. When they see that here is a foreigner who is singing a folk song which is popular right here in Zhangjiajie, they feel immediately drawn in. They think ’I might be able to sing this kind of song’.”

An international country music festival is currently being held in Zhangjiajie.

Taking the theme of "The world’s natural heritage, our country music", this year’s festival’s opening ceremony presents an eclectic range of music, featuring nearly 200 artists from around the world, including dancers from India and the band "sound factory" from Germany. Spanish dancers are also on hand to inject some Latin flair to the event with the Flamenco. With Zhangjiajie’s natural scenery as the backdrop, the costs of ostentatious scenery are saved, enabling the festival to be as eco-friendly and economical as possible.

Ye Wenzhi, Organizer, Zhangjiajie Country Music Festival, said, “As a world natural heritage site, we aim to bestow more meaning to it, such as cultural, especially international cultural elements, and raise its profile and influence in the world.”

Held every two years, the Zhangjiajie music festival has become a successful example of mixing culture with nature, which we could all learn from.

An international country music festival is currently being held in Zhangjiajie.
 
An international country music festival is currently being held in Zhangjiajie.


Source:english.cntv.cn

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