Chinese New Year(2)
====Communication: Chinese Spring Festival temple fair in Zambia cultural boom lift
Xinhua News Agency, Lusaka, January 15 – Newsletter: Spring Festival temple fair in Zambia Chinese culture boom lift
Xinhua News Agency reporter Peng Lijun
Zambia January rainy season, fresh air, the temperature pleasant. 14, in the Zambian capital 卢萨卡莱维 Mall, 2017 Chinese Spring Festival temple fair Zambia lively opening, the artists from theater and dance in Nanjing Overseas Chinese in Zambia brought together wonderful “Happy New Year” theatrical performances as foreign visitors .
In the morning, in the cheerful dragon and lion dance performances and the opening dance, “Naochun New Year” in the curtain. Big red couplets posted on both sides of the stage, “Kyushu Spring smell the chicken dance, Haiwaichizi reported three-hui” two dragons circling a week ignited the enthusiasm of the audience.
Face and magic show which made the audience burst into warm applause from time to time and exclaimed, passionate melody pipa solo “Jinyikuangwu” melodious erhu solo “Rain drunk Jiangnan” to show the unique charm of Chinese traditional folk music, dance woman “Pretty star “, ethnic dance” Ode to Joy “is to make people sing and dance Zambia taste different kind of oriental dance.
Nearly 93-year-old Zambian founding president Kenneth Kaunda came to China again this year, the temple site to watch the show, and personally for dragon eye-dotting ceremony. His great interest to enjoy every wonderful program, but also the emotional place with the music melody beat time. When Nanjing dance theater actor of words and music in local languages Kaunda singing “Solidarity Song”, the old man excitedly stood up, he dropped the stick, and danced the song instantly blew the audience.
At noon, theatrical performances come to an end, China and the United States before it came to the food stalls Kam, a dozen Chinese restaurants stand lined up, dumplings, spring rolls, Spicy, skewers and other food items to make diners linger.
Opposite food stalls enterprise exhibition area, dozens of Chinese companies to display their products and services, involving machinery, leather goods, liquor, trade, retail, insurance and other areas, so that people enjoy the Chinese New Year culture, but also a list Zambian trade results for business.
Lusaka public, Jeremiah company in China, told reporters: “I am very fond of Chinese culture, like the Chinese people, we hope that the friendship between the two countries could have been handed down.” Jeremiah said, to make China’s hand over ceremony, the Chinese said: “happy New Year, Kung Hei Fat Choi!”
In the afternoon, by the overseas Chinese in Zambia staged for theatrical performances. Zambia China Women’s Federation show the fashion show “Tang rhyme,” people see the traditional costumes of the Tang Dynasty when Zambia Chinese children to international schools Cute childish to the audience New Year. Zambia Zambia by the Confucius Institute and the Chinese Wushu Association and dedication “Chinese martial arts Yakitori” and “Eighteen,” make love Chinese martial arts Zambians emit bursts of applause.
Zambian government and business and academic communities and representatives of friendly people, ambassadors and representatives of local overseas Chinese thousand people watched the day’s performances. Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming said in his speech before the show, the Chinese Spring Festival is the year’s most important traditional festival, the New Year, reunion celebration moment. Zambia Chinese temple has been held for four years, as a “Happy New Year” part of the celebrations, has now become the Zambian people to understand Chinese culture and customs of a window. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, a symbol of hard work, effort, and lively hope, hope that Zambia bilateral relations in the new year continue to flourish.
The “Happy New Year” activities by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, jointly organized by Chinese Embassy in Zambia, Zambia and dance theater Nanjing Overseas Chinese Association participate in the performance. Lusaka after the Spring Festival temple fair activities, Nanjing dance theater troupe will go to the southern city of Livingstone, Zambia held another special performance. wwww.derricksinjela.blogspot.com Pictures-2017 Chinese Spring Festival Temple Fair at Levy Mall, Church Road in Lusaka Zambia picture by Peng Lijun Xinhua News Agency 0976238561www.rainbownewszambia.com