Taiwanese rockband The Chairman

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The Chairman

Taiwanese rockband The Chairman gave their first concerts in Europe. We interviewed the band just before their performance in Amsterdam tonight.

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Classical music 古典音乐

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Siqing Lu 吕思清 (violinist 小提琴)

Siqing Lu 吕思清 (violinist 小提琴)

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Chinese jazz singer Lan Lan

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Photo of Lan LanYesterday evening, Chinese jazz singer Lan Lan gave a concert in De Doelen in Rotterdam. She covered some golden classic songs of among others Teresa Teng. CRTV interviewed Lan Lan just before her performance.

Listen to three of her covered songs at the concert (live, unplugged) accompanied by her pianist Luo Jing Tian.

How Young discovered Yang

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William YangInterview by Miki Dai and Hong Tong Wu

William Yang is a storyteller and photographer from Australia. For a long time, Yang had denied his Chinese origin. In Blood Links, he tells about the history of his family. Finally, he embraces he is a Chinese and his Chinese heritage. Listen how the Australian Young discovered his Chinese Yang.

Meet William Yang and his family at:

05 March 2016 – 20:30 Amsterdam, Frascati
08 March 2016 – 20:00 Brugge, Cultuurcentrum
10 March 2016 – 20:15 Den Haag, Theater aan het Spui
15 March 2016 – 20:30 Heerlen, Parkstad Limburg Theaters
17 March 2016 – 20:30 Utrecht, Stadsschouwburg

Two generations of dancers

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Interviews and photos by Miki Dai

Two Chinese dancers of different generations talk about their views on the period of the Cultural Revolution.中国不同时代的舞者用舞蹈/纪录片来演绎他们对红色时代的理解

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Chinese qipao society

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46The Dutch branch of the Chinese Qipao Society was founded last Sunday. Listen to CRTV’s interview with the chairman Lisa Sung.

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Chinese New Year Tour 2016 by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble

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The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office presents a showcase of Cantonese Music in Hong Kong by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble on the Chinese New Year Tour 2016.

Founded in 2003, the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble  (竹韻小集) is a professional Chinese music ensemble which promotes local talents and produces quality chamber music. Its mission is to promote the unique charm of Chinese instrumental ensemble music genre, known for being “small but elegant” and “simple yet refined”, in Hong Kong. The Ensemble currently has 16 resident musicians, who are all young music graduates with extensive performing experiences. The Ensemble has a comprehensive team of different instruments making reference to the traditional Chinese silk and bamboo (string-and-wind) format. The Artistic Advisor, Mr Ho Man-chuen, is also the Conductor. The Executive Director, Mr Chan Chiu-yin, is also the Founder of the Ensemble. The Ensemble is a registered non-profit organisation in Hong Kong and a recipient of grants given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Interview with the musicians: Chan Pik-sum (gaohu), Chan Kai-him (yehu), Kwok Ka-ying (yangqin), Wong Ling-yan (pipa) and Ho Siu-cheong (xiao):

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