Traditional Chinese Music Performance

Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: The International Quilt Study Center & Museum and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Confucious Institute will offer an afternoon of music on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m.

China is an ethnically diverse country. Although we tend to think of Han-Chinese as Chinese, there are actually more than 56 ethnic groups in China, each with their own traditions, cultures, languages and arts. This recital will be conducted by Rui Liang and her students. They will perform a series of native folk songs and dances from the ethnic melting pot of Yunnan province in southwest China, showing the vibrant musical arts as well as clothing of Dai, Wa, Yi, Bai, and Yao nations, some of the main ethnic groups in Yunnan.

Performance will include the following songs and dances:
* Darling Girl, Darling Boy, a Yi Nation Folk Song
* Yao Nation Dance Song, a Yao Nation Folk Song
* Mi Ford Mountain Song, a Yunnanese Folk Song
* Children’s Dance Recital
* Little River Tang, A Yunnanese Folk Song
* Guest from Afar, Please Stay, an Yi Nation Folk Song
* Drinking Song, a Yao Nation Folk Song

This special performance is being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, “Quilts of Southwest China.” This event is FREE with admission.