Traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage exhibition meets rock’n’roll at upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival in Beijing

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/22 17:53:39

Poster for the Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival Photo: Courtesy of Yi Ning





What happens when China's traditional intangible cultural heritage meets rock'n'roll music? The upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival running from Sunday to May 30 in Beijing's Pinggu district, is looking to answer this question. 

Chinese rocker Xie Tian-xiao is set to headline the music festival followed by rock bands such as Beijing-based Second Hand Rose.

An exhibition featuring works from more than 100 inheritors of intangible cultural heritage will be held at the music festival.

The exhibition will cover Chinese cultural genres such as the fine arts, folk music and handicrafts.

Playing everything from grunge to his own guzhen-combined reggae, Xie is constantly seeking to push the boundaries of rock music. 

Making its debuted in Chinese music circles in 1999, innovative rock band Second Hand Rose has earned quite a reputation for themselves with their unique performances which takes local folk dance and makes it sexy.



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