The first “Cultures of China Festival of Spring” convert was held on February 7th, 2009 in Los Angeles, making it one of the first cities in the world to host this event.
China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble performed at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, filling up the 3000 seats with a full house. Tibetan singer Ngawang and Mongolian singer Sa Ren Hu sang their classic folk songs “Road to the Heaven” and “My home on the Beautiful Grassland”. Mongolian instrument morin khuur player Chao Ke played “Thousand Horses Running”. Dancers from China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble gracefully performed classic folk dances, such as Dai dance “Shao Duo Li”, Uygur dance “Bowl”, Mongolian dance “Galloping”, etc. Famous singers Dong Wenhua and Yan Weiwen sang many of their hit songs like “The Full Moon”, “The story of Spring”, and “The Moment of Homesick”, bringing the audience to their feet and cheering. The audience sang along to all those songs because of the fond memories and traditions of the many Chinese Locals.
The success of 2009 “Cultures of China Festival of Spring” Laid a solid foundation for future performances and established reputation among audiences in Southern California.
Yan weiwen, one of the top tenors in China, First-Class National Actor, Council Member of Chinese Musicians Association. Yan has won many top prizes in national vocal contests, including the Golden Album Award, the title of Ten Best National Film & TV Singers, and the first prize of Audience’s Favorite Singers. His songs like “A Little White Poplar,” “Words From the Bottom of My Heart,” “The Song of One, Two, Three, Four,” “When I miss home” “Cheers, my friend,” “Mother,” etc. are extremely popular and widely circulated.
Dong Wenhua is a famous Chinese singer who is known for her amazing presentation of Moon of the Fifteenth, Story of Spring, etc. A recipient of Chinese Ministry of Culture special award, she has performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall in New York.
China Ethnic Song And Dance Ensemble
China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble was founded in 1952 and is the only national level performing arts group presenting arts of china’s ethnic minorities. The Ensemble brings together and promotes the essence of ethnic minorities arts and cultures and introduces it to audiences in China and more than 100 countries and regions in the world.