Asia Trend Magazine - Apr-2011

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New York Cantonese Opera Club performs in Orlando and Miami

 By Asia Trend

Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China’s Cantonese culture. Cantonese opera is a vibrant art form wherever Cantonese speakers live. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. The Cantonese Opera Club in New York was invited to perform for the Chinese community in Orlando and Miami on Feb 25 and 26. The opera was accompanied by live Chinese instruments such as Guzheng, Erhu, Yangqin, Dizi, Xiao. More than 300 Chinese attended the two dinner shows in Orlando and Miami together. Many audiences were very excited and pleased to be able to watch this long-lost entertainment. The show in Orlando is put together by a newly established non-profit organization, YESS – Youth Enrichment and Senior Services. Their mission is to provide academic enrichment and life skills to under-privileged youth and to provide counseling services and programs to enhance the quality of life style and the general well-being of seniors. The event in Orlando is made possible by 1st Oriental Supermarket, Chan’s Chinese Restaurant, The United Chinese News of Florida, and Golden Vision who provided all the orchid centerpieces for auction.

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