Source: Yangcheng Evening News·Yangcheng School Author: Hu Guangxin Publication time: 2023-11-28 23:23
The performer, Fang Jinlong, is a renowned Chinese folk musician and instrument collector. He claims to have collected over a thousand instruments, most of which he can actually play. In the 1980s, he discovered the lost five-stringed pipa in Japan, a traditional Chinese instrument that had been missing in China for a millennium. He then restored it and turned himself into a representative figure of the contemporary five-stringed pipa. Hailed by experts as”pathbreaking and outstanding”, his pipa performances are rich in ingenuity and uniqueness. On the Chinese video platform”Bilibili,” his performance videos have attracted the love of numerous young people, garnering over 1.15 million fans.
After the tour in Europe concluded, Fang and his team will head to the United Arab Emirates. On December 15th, the Chinese traditional concert themed “Music meets the Book of Songs—Fang Jinlong And His Friends” will be held at Abu Dhabi’s Cultural and Arts Center.
Regarding this world tour, Fang Jinlong expressed his hope to cultivate more young Chinese musicians who can go beyond national borders and bring Chinese music into the hearts of young listeners. The European tour saw the participation of many young musicians, and their unconventional performances have gone viral on the internet. The short video featuring the performance “My Country” at Granada’s Municipal Square in Spain on the first day of the tour has received nearly 4 million views in just one day; while a video clip of the performance “Dreamlike Swords” at the Palace Square in Paris also topped the trending charts on short video platforms.
The upcoming UAE leg of the 2023 “Fang Music World Tour”, with Chinese traditional culture as the theme, will serve as one of the seven concerts organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi to celebrate Abu Dhabi being awarded the title of “City of Music” by UNESCO.
In addition, Fang will hold the New China-Chic Concert titled”Chinese Music in Progress” at the Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center Theater in Shenzhen on January 19th, 2024, and at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou on January 21st, respectively. The participating band,”Da Wei Tian Long”, is a prominent Chinese music ensemble selected by Fang through the Guangdong TV program”Gala of Chinese Music” from over 600 outstanding musicians nationwide, whose unique and passionate performance style is highly anticipated.
Source:Yangcheng Evening News
Chinese traditional music performer Fang Jinlong: pushing traditional Chinese music to the world stage
Fang Jinlong is a famous Chinese music performer and musical instrument collector. He said that he has thousands of musical instruments in his collection and he can play hundreds of them. In the 1980s, he discovered China’s five-string pipa, which had been lost for thousands of years, in Japan, restored it, and subsequently became a representative figure of the contemporary five-string pipa. His pipa playing is praised by experts as “taking the impossible as a method, only showing off among other players”, which is full of individuality and creativity. On the Chinese video platform “Bilibili”, Fang Jinlong’s performance videos have attracted the love of many young people, and the account has more than 1.15 million fans.
After the European tour, Fang Jinlong and his team will go to the United Arab Emirates to hold the “Music·Book of Songs” concert “Fang Jinlong and His Friends” at the Abu Dhabi Cultural and Art Center on December 15.
Talking about this world tour, Fang Jinlong said that he hopes to take this opportunity to cultivate more young Chinese music artists who can go abroad and bring Chinese music into the hearts of young audiences. This European tour involved many young musicians, and the eclectic performance was widely circulated on the Internet. On the first day of the tour, the short video “My Motherland” in the New Municipal Plaza of Granada, Spain, received nearly 4 million views on the first day of its release; the clip of “Swords Like Dreams” pop-up in the Palace of Summer Palace in Paris also hit the charts. Hot searches on short video platforms.
The upcoming “Fang Jinlong Chinese Music” world tour in the United Arab Emirates is themed on traditional Chinese culture. It is a seven-performance series organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Bureau to celebrate Abu Dhabi’s being awarded the title of “City of Music” by UNESCO. One of the meetings.
In addition, Fang Jinlong will hold two “Youth Chinese Music Progressions” – “Fang Jinlong and His Disciples” Chinese Music – on January 19, 2024 at the Grand Theater of Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center in Shenzhen and on the 21st at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou. At the meeting, the participating “Dawei Tianlong” Chinese Music Troupe was selected by Fang Jinlong from more than 600 outstanding musicians across the country through the Guangdong Satellite TV program “Chinese Music Ceremony”. Their performance style is unique and full of passion. , worth looking forward to.
Text | Reporter Hu Guangxin
Picture | Provided by the performer
Translation | Hong Ting
Editor | Wang Yuying
Proofreading | Su Min