Celebrating the Chinese New Year and HM King Abdullah II Birthday
Amman TAG-Confucius Institute and the Chinese Embassy Organize a Folkloric Musical Festival
AMMAN --- February 1, 2012 --- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Amman organized a folkloric musical festival on the occasion of HM King Abdullah II birthday and the Chinese New Year at the Jubilee School.
The event was held in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador HE Mr. Yue Xiao Yong, Vice Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) Mr. Luay Abu-Ghazaleh, TAG-Org Executive Director Mr. Mustafa Nasereddin and TAG-Confucius Director Mr. Mustafa Al-Husseini, Chinese Dean of the Confucius Institute Mr. Zhang Chengyu, in addition to representatives of the media, the Chinese community in the Kingdom and many interested people.
The Cultural Attaché at the Chinese Embassy Mr. Wang Baoyi commended the organization of such events and the performance of the Shenyang Normal University cultural troupe saying “this festival that combines dancers and singers in their colorful traditional costumes in a brilliant performance crystallizes the strong ties and friendship between the Chinese and Jordanian people.”
He added “the performance depicted a certain era in the Chinese civilization which was portrayed in image, traditional costumes and beautiful voices that were mixed on the stage in a manner that has emotionally affected all of us.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Nasereddin thanked HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for his ongoing support to TAG-Confucius stating that this festivity marks the celebration of two significant occasions which are HM King Abdullah II birthday and the Chinese New Year adding that such a venue is part of TAG-Confucius’ program to promote knowledge of the Chinese culture.
From his part, Mr. Al-Husseini praised the constant efforts exerted by the Chinese Embassy in Amman, the Shenyang University and the academic staff at the Institute. He highlighted TAG- Confucius’ role in the dissemination of the Chinese culture and language and in holding such cultural and educational activities.
The attendees at the festival enjoyed the folkloric dance and songs performed in addition to the classical songs and music played by the Shenyang Normal University troupe. As the performance came to the end, Mr. Yue Xiaoyong and other guests went onto the stage to shake hands with the troupe members, and the audience flooded to the stage afterwards and took pictures with the singers and dancers.
On the evening of January 30th, the Shenyang Normal University troupe went to perform at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jordan for the Friendship Association reception held there.