Jordanian audience mesmerized by traditional Chinese music at concert on celebrating China-Jordan diplomatic ties

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-10 05:37:04|Editor: yan
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AMMAN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Jordanian audience was mesmerized by the beauty of Chinese traditional music at a concert held Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Jordan diplomatic ties.

The concert was held by renowned Chinese musician Liu Guangyu and his ensemble at the Talal Abu Ghazaleh (TAG) Knowledge Forum in Amman.

Liu, presidents of the Chongqing Opera Theatrical Troupe and Chongqing Symphony Orchestra, exhibited his exquisite skills in playing the erhu, an ancient Chinese bowed instrument with two strings.

And his colleagues played other traditional Chinese instruments including pipa, cymbalo and flute.

The concert was part of the activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between China and Jordan, said Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang.

Stressing the importance of holding such events, Pan said China was keen to boost cultural cooperation with Jordan.

Talal Abu Ghazaleh, president of the TAG group, appreciated the similarities between Arab and Chinese music, while wishing for a better future for the China-Jordan relations.

The concert featured the performance of 10 classic Chinese melodies, including Beautiful Flowers and Full Moon, By the River, Ambush on All Sides, and A Girl Named Lan Huahua, as well as some Arabic melodies.

In recent years, Liu has been invited to perform in more than 40 countries including Russia, Italy, Egypt and the Philippines.