"Singing Nanyin as We Go"
Nanyin is a song art sung in the Cantonese vernacular, which was a kind of popular music for the people of Hong Kong around the beginning of the 20th century. Today, nanyin has become part of our intangible cultural heritage and was inscribed onto the first Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong.
The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office invited the troupe group "The Gong Strikes One" to perform traditional nanyin repertoires with new lyrics specially composed for 18 districts of Hong Kong. From January 2019 to June 2020, The Gong Strikes One will tour Hong Kong's 18 districts and use nanyin to recount the history of local communities and to bring in-depth cultural insights.
To avoid people from gathering, the following performance will be broadcast live on the ICHO Facebook Page.
Yuen Long District (Live Streaming)
The 14th stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" will be held at the Tang Ancestral Hall, Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long, which is the main ancestral hall of the Tang clan of Ha Tsuen, also known as Yau Kung Tong. The Tang Ancestral Hall is an example of the Qing vernacular architecture with a three-hall and two-courtyard layout. It is still the venue for important religious events, ceremonies and celebrations of the Tang clan, including the Spring and Autumn Worship and the Lantern Lighting Ceremony.
Sha Tin District (Live Streaming)
The 15th stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" is the Old House at Wong Uk Village. This historic building was built in c. 1911 by a 19th generation descendant of the Wong family. The Old House is a two-storey green-brick structure. You can admire the fine mural paintings and traditional decorations inside a traditional Chinese village residence, and enjoy the simple village town and charming rural scenery of the past.
Fee: Free of Charge
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