China's artists entertain Chinese workers in Israel with folk art show

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-24 01:34:40|Editor: yan
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JERUSALEM, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Nine outstanding Chinese artists entertained about 200 Chinese workers, working on a power plant project in northern Israel, on Wednesday evening by presenting a traditional Chinese folk art show.

The artists, from the Chinese Quyi Artists Association (CQAA), presented seven programs for the Chinese workers who are building the Kokhav Hayarden pumped storage power plant, located near to Lake Tiberias.

PowerChina, China's leading hydropower construction company, is responsible for building the plant, which started construction in July 2017.

The show kicked off with the Kuaiban performance, also known as allegro.

The artists also performed the story-telling with drum accompaniment, did Xiangsheng, or crosstalk comedy, and played suona, a Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument, while interacting with the excited audience.

The one-hour performance was well received and warmly applauded by audience.

On Tuesday evening, the Chinese artists performed for Israeli audience at the China Cultural Center in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.