While visiting the park, we were drawn by the amplified sounds of a group sing (not an unusual event). We climbed a bit and came upon this group of people singing Revolutionary songs. When they spotted as looking at them, they switched to their English repertoire, Auld Lang Syne and Happy Birthday. I was then beckoned down to their platform and joined a very enthusiastic group member in an ad hoc dance to strong martial songs.
Update for all October 21st 2007 October 21, 2007 blog
We had a two day experience at the Children’s Palace here in Guangzhou, an ultra-modern, 8 story children’s center, serving youth between the ages of 5 and 12. There are a variety of after-school and holiday activities there, including art, music, dance, physical activities and rehabilitation oriented services. We were there to attend a two day session with Hong Kong s ... read more
Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more