Celebrating Sino-Egyptian Relations, Chinese Traditional Orchestra Performs Arabic Music In Online Concert – Music – Arts & Culture

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A screenshot of the performance of the Impression Liangzhu Traditional Orchestra during their online concert on October 1, 2022. Photo courtesy of the China Cultural Center Youtube channel in Cairo.

The event, which was posted on YouTube last week, also celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

The 75-minute concert titled “Liangzhu Impressions” features the Chinese orchestra performing on traditional instruments a repertoire that represents the 5,000-year history of the Liangzhu culture.

The culture, which dates back to 3300-2300 BC, was the last Neolithic jade culture in China’s Yangtze River Delta.

The concert featured a number of iconic compositions from Chinese culture – and Liangzhu in particular – in addition to some tunes from Egyptian music. This last component acquired a unique sound when played on traditional Chinese instruments.

Cultural events are among the many activities that have highlighted Egyptian-Chinese diplomatic relations in recent years, covering many areas including visual arts exhibitions, music events, and more.

During the pandemic, Egyptian and Chinese musicians performed a joint concert which was streamed live on the Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s YouTube channel and Chinese online outlets. The concert featured the Chinese Liaoning Symphony Orchestra on stage in Shenyang, joined by Egyptian musicians from the Cairo Symphony Orchestra performing online under the direction of the orchestra’s Music Director and Principal Conductor, Ahmed El- Saturday.

The most recent concert celebrating the 66th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Egypt can be viewed online:

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