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Hakka singing contest drops curtain

12-21-2010 08:08 BJT

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A singing competition celebrating the folk song tradition of the Hakka people dropped its curtain in south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday. The event appealed to more than three thousand Hakka contestants from around the globe, who came to demonstrate their understanding of Hakka culture through music.

A variety of programs were tailored for the 3-day event this time, including singing contests, intangible cultural heritage exhibitions, and a forum discussing the strategic development of Hakka cultural and art tradition.

It didn't matter if the contestants were young or old, all of them were able to find a category that suited them well. There was a singing contest for children, one for adults, and even a division for overseas participants.

A singing competition celebrating the folk song tradition of the Hakka people
dropped its curtain in south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday.

Now in its 3rd year, the Hakka Cultural Festival has gained a growing reputation for its promotion of the folk tradition of the Hakka people. In the city of Meizhou, where the singing contest was held, people of all ages were able to hum a Hakka folk tune or two.

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