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Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble

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The Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival supports active cultural traditions in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In 2008, the Festival honoured one of their founding communities with a day celebrating Asian-Canadian artists.

CBC's mics were in the Great Hall at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden to bring you this ensemble's eclectic blend of popular and traditional Chinese music. These accomplished instrumentalists play erhu (Chinese violin), dizi (Chinese flute), pipa (Chinese lute), yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), zheng (Chinese harp) and ruan (Chinese guitar).

The concert will be broadcast on May 25th at 8pm on CBC Radio Two.

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Benny Quay (Guelph_Ontario) wrote:

It is interesting that when the word Asian is used the image of Chinese people appears. Actually we should say East Asian instead of Asian as Asia is a continent that stretches all the way to Turkey.

BQ

Posted May 25, 2009 09:21 AM

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