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Nixon in China, not in China

Nick Frisch puts the Met’s performance of Nixon in China up against the expectations of Chinese opera viewers.

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Hymns of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and their Christian hymns.

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Shosholoza on the Shanghai Metro

Kliptown Youth Program gumboot dancers on the Shanghai subway sing Shosholoza, a traditional South African song sung by migrant workers on trains bound for Johannesburg where they would dig for gold for paltry wages.

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Rocking pipa

Central Conservatory of Music professor Zhang Hongyan (章红艳) introduces the pipa, and then plays Sunny Spring White Snow (阳春白雪), a rocking traditional song that may be more than two thousand years old.

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Guzheng and Masada

Rosh Hashanah – Jewish new year – starts tonight. Shana tova to our Jewish readers.

Celebrate by watching this video shot at the North Sea Jazz Festival in summer 2009: Secret Chiefs 3 joined by Wu Fei (吴非) on guzheng playing music from John Zorn’s Masada series which is based on traditional Jewish music.

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Danwei Canteen: Chestnut Chicken Stew

Our new series, Danwei Canteen is a quick guide to traditional Chinese food as it’s prepared where the cuisine was born: in Chinese rural areas and villages.

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The Same Song canceled: CCTV dumps another flagship program

The popular, touring concert broadcast will come to an end as part of the station’s programming shake-up.

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Mongolian folk band Hanggai on tour in the U.S. and A!

Mongolian folk rock band Hanggai on tour in the U.S.A.

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Ah Bei, CEO of douban.com, on the website as a “creative stage”

Compared to other websites on the Chinese blogosphere, douban.com, not quite a social networking site but still based on users forming events, discussion groups, fan pages of brands, groups, people et al, has dominated the cultural scene online in China.

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African band of Beijing

Afrokoko Roots are a 15-piece international Afrobeat band who live in Beijing.

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