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Chinese troupe for Happy Spring Festival

A Chinese art troupe from Nanjing is set for its debut performance in the country tomorrow at 7 Arts Theatre Avondale, Harare as part of the Happy Chinese New Year commemorations.

BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA

The event that is also known as the Happy Spring Festival, is being organised by the Chinese Embassy through its cultural section and will feature last year’s local Dream Star talent show finalists.

In a build-up to the celebrations, hundreds of people are today expected to attend the Chinese New Year traditional parade that has activities, among them a food festival, business expo and a fun fair for kids at the Long Cheng Plaza in Belvedere, Harare.

Speaking at a media briefing last week, the director of the cultural section of the Chinese Embassy Ding Song said the annual celebrations were a significant way to influence cultural exchange.

“With the changes in international and domestic situations, we have welcomed a golden time for external cultural communication and co-operation, and the Happy Chinese New Year event comes at the right moment,” Song said.

He said at the event that demonstrates to the world the idea of “unity of heaven and person” in traditional Chinese culture, the visiting arts group will provide performances including dance, traditional folk music, magic and the unique skill of face-changing.

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