4th Tanzania Chinese Singing Competition Kicked Off, Students From Confucius Institute at University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Won the Champion Again

[Source]    Confucius Institute at UDSM, Tanzania [Time]    2019-02-20 09:21:32 
 

On January 21, local time, the 4th Chinese Singing Competition for University and Secondary School Students in Tanzania was held in capital Dodma. Msoffe, Vice President of the University of Dodoma (UDOM) and other guests attended the event. Zhou Nanxi, a student of Confucius Institute at UDSM, won the champion in the secondary school group.

The competition kicked off in the classical Chinese song “Jasmine”, Rafiki, Tanzanian Director of the Confucius Institute at UDOM, gave a welcoming speech and wished the contest a complete success.


Rafiki delivering a speech

In his speech, Msoffe pointed out that Chinese language has tremendous market value, as more and more people are learning Chinese language now. He hoped that the students could enjoy the process of learning Chinese language and stick to the principle of “friendship first and competition second”. He also hoped that the students could have fun in the game and enjoy the fun brought by Chinese songs.


Msoffe delivering a speech

The competition was divided into a university group and a secondary school group. 24 contestants from the Confucius Institute at UDSM, the Confucius Institute at UDOM, the CRI Confucius Classroom at Zanzibar, and the Tanzanian Secondary Education Development Program (SEDP) took turn to show their beautiful voice, bringing an audio-visual feast to the audience.

Songs brought by the university group was full of love and romance. Steven, from the Confucius Institute at UDSM, performed “Lake Baikal” with clear and standard pronunciation, winning long-lasting applause. George Lee performed “If Without You” soulfully, winning the heart of many fans with his handsome look and magnetic voice. Yue Liang’s “Heart Wall” led the audience across the wall of the heart to overlook the blue sea and clear sky. La Fang performed “Fairy Tale”, telling the story of the prince and princess in the fairy-tale world. Lin Shi, from the Confucius Institute at UDOM, presented “You Exist in My Song”, successfully attracting the attention of the audience. Other songs such as “We Are Not the Same” and “Let’s Borrow Another Five Hundred Years from God” all sent the audience into cheers.


Yue Liang singing “Heart wall”

Compared with the love songs of the university group students, the music styles of the secondary group students were more diverse. Li Lei, from the Confucius Institute at UDSM, brought the sonorous and powerful “Rapper Face”, giving the audience a glimpse of the beauty of Chinese Peking Opera. Zhou Nanxi performed “The Sea” of Han Hong, receiving enthusiastic applause the moment he opened his mouth. In addition, the hit song “Rarely-used Words” kept pace with the times, showing the profound nature of Chinese characters. The classic song “Successor of the Dragon” walked the audience through Chinese culture together.

After more than three hours of intense competition, the secondary school group champion went to Zhou Nanxi, who won unanimous recognition of the judges with his stable high pitch, clear pronunciation and natural stage expression. The university group champion went to Lin Shi from the Confucius Institute at UDOM. Zhang Ning, the teacher from the Confucius Institute at UDSM, was awarded the Outstanding Instructor Award.


Awarding session


Winners from the Confucius Institute at UDSM

In addition, the teachers and students of the Confucius Institute at UDOM also brought an elegant dance “Falling Flowers” and the energetic performance of martial arts, which was greeted with warm applause. The session of Chinese Knowledge Question& Answer also attracted active participation.


Yang Lun delivering a speech

At the end, Yang Lun, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at UDOM gave a speech. He expressed that as early as 2700 years ago in the Confucius era, China started to civilize people with rites and music. Today, music, as a way of communication, bonds China and Tanzania. He also encouraged more students to learn Chinese songs and enjoy the fun brought by music.

 
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