By David Li, bostonese.com
Boston, Feb. 18, 2014, — Over 1000 people packed John Hancock Hall in Boston Back Bay Sunday evening. They enjoyed the performances by top singers and dancers from China at the “Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” show, presented by Asian Cultural Center.
(From left)Hou Yong, Cai Guoqing, Li Shengsu, Yu Kuizhi, Dong Wenhua and Yang Hongji say goodbye to the audience at end of the performance (photo by David Li).
“Cultures of China, Festival of spring” event is a global celebration organized annually by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of the largest cultural celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year around the world.
One of the missions of this year’s “Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” US tour is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and China. Those top singers and dancers from China have left Boston, but memories of their beautiful performances will always be cherished by people of Boston.
Please check out videos below of songs performed by Yang Hongji and Dong Wenhua, two of the best singers in China.
Tale of Three Kingdoms by Yang Hongji
My Homeland by Yang Hongji
Italian Opera by Yang Hongji
The Night outside Moscow by Yang Hongji
Today is Your Birthday, China by Dong Wenhua
The Full Moon By Dong Wenhua
The Glory of the Blood-soaked Flag
The Stories of the Spring by Dong Wenhua