Violists|at|Kulangsu (中提琴家|在|鼓浪屿)

International Viola Master Class + Concert

Art Director: Jing Yang  Sponsor Robin’s World Entertainment Co. Ltd. (Xiamen)  Director Xiamen Kulangsu —— Scenic Area Administrative Committee Associate Sponsor School of Art at Xiamen University Xi...

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Kulangsu’s famous violist Jing Yang to play and talk in English, live on international CGTN TV, for BRICS, Monday, Sept 4, 8-9:30pm

Live from the CCTV studios in Beijing, renowned concert soloist Jing Yang, the "Daughter of Kulangsu," will appear as a special guest on CGTN (CCTV News/CCTV 16) to celebrate the BRICS summit in her native Xiamen. Jing will talk with the host for 40 minutes about her life as a classical musicia...

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Xiamen Music School, Kulangsu campus (Xiamen Shi Yin Yue Xue Xiao 厦门市音乐学校)

"The Melody of Kulangsu Travels Far": A Brief Introduction to Xiamen Music School Founded by Xiamen Municipal Government on Kulangsu Island in 1990, Xiamen Music School provides characteristic nine-year compulsive education and secondary education specialized in music. In 2009, Xiamen Music School adopted a second name Xiamen University Affiliated Music School. In 2013, Xiamen Music school e...

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Street Ukeleles (You ke li li jietou yiren 尤克里里街头艺人)

These two licensed street artists provide some of the street-music atmosphere for which Kulangsu Island was once famous. Two colorful men hang out near the Marine Garden Hotel, on opposite sides of the dramatic typhoon-struck tree, playing and selling cheap ukeleles. Music includes a variety of Chinese folk songs, plus frequent renditions of “Gulangyu Zhi Bo,” the pop song that has become an...

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Listening to Kulangsu (Ting Gulangyu 听鼓浪屿)

My first introduction to Kulangsu was “Gulangyu Zhi Bo,” played by Jing. I had heard it at least fifty times before I ever saw Kulangsu, and before I even knew this was originally a song with words. It was my favorite song on Jing’s CD, which I played obsessively in my car when she was away in the first month after we met, but before I first visited her hometown. When I finally arrived on Ku...

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