Singing Nanyin as We Go

A song art sung in the Cantonese vernacular, nanyin was a kind of popular entertainment for the people of Hong Kong. Today, it 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 tour Hong Kong's 18 districts and use nanyin to recount the history of local communities and to bring in-depth cultural insights.

New Territories

Kwai Tsing District (Live Streaming)

The Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre in Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan is housed in a building formerly known as "Homi Villa", a distinctive single-storey structure, accorded as a Grade 3 historic building. The centre has a magnificent view of the Rambler Channel and Ma Wan Channel, overlooking Tsing Yi Island and the landmarks of Kwai Tsing district, namely Tsing Ma Bridge and Ting Kau Bridge. Listen to nanyin while enjoying the scenery online.

 

Date

16 July 2021 (Friday) 

Venue

The Airport Core Programme Exhibition Centre in Ting Kau, Tsuen Wan

Time

6 – 7 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/3HEQQC7

 

North District (Live Streaming)

The Former Fanling Magistracy was opened in 1961 as the first magistracy in the New Territories. This neo-classical style architecture is a Grade 3 historic building and has been revitalized as the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group Leadership Institute. "Singing Nanyin as We Go" will bring us to this former magistracy and narrate the unique history and culture of the North District.

 

Date

28 March 2021 (Sunday)

Venue

The HKFYG Leadership Institute (The Former Fanling Magistracy )

Time

4 – 5 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/3wMnyg8

 

Islands District (Live Streaming)

Tai O, which is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is renowned for its well preserved culture and tradition. "Singing Nanyin as We Go" is going to visit this quiet fishing village and will narrate stories of Tai O in traditional nanyin at a stilt house on the riverbank.

 

Date

25 October 2020 (Sunday)

Venue

Tai O

Time

4 – 5 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/3eOmOkw

 

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.

 

Date

7 July 2020 (Tueday)

Venue

Old House, Wong Uk Village, Yuen Chau Kok, Sha Tin

Time

12 nn – 1 pm

Event Highlights

 https://bit.ly/3iFToTR

 

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.

 

Date

29 June 2020 (Monday)

Venue

Tang Ancestral Hall, Ha Tsuen, Yuen Long

Time

3 – 4 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/34GrNx0

 

Sai Kung District

The 13th stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" will be held at Hong Kong Adventist College. The college, facing the sea against a backdrop of hills, is self-contained and far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The red-brick buildings with green grass, all of which created exotic atmosphere. What an extraordinary experience to enjoy narrative singing in Cantonese within the western-style building!

 

Date

12 January 2020 (Sunday)

Venue

Hong Kong Adventist College (1111 Clear Water Bay Road, Sai Kung)

Time

4 – 5 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/2Rcy3qp


Tai Po District

A vast area dotted with well-preserved Chinese historic buildings, the New Territories comprises a number of centuries-old villages where traditional festive celebrations, including the Spring and Autumn Ancestral Worship of the Clans, the Sek Pun, and lantern-lighting ceremonies are still being practiced. The 12th stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" will be held at the King Law Ka Shuk, an ancestral hall located in Tai Po Tau Tsuen. The Gong Strikes One will bring us a nanyin performance that relive the memories of traditional rural life in the New Territories.

 

Date

15 December 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

King Law Ka Shuk (Tai Po Tau Tsuen, Tai Po)

Time

3:30 – 4:30 pm

 


Tuen Mun District

"Singing Nanyin as We Go" is coming to Tuen Mun Tin Hau Temple Plaza. Tuen Mun has a long history and it is renowned for its abundance of monuments and natural scenery. Come listen to the stories that are uniquely composed about Tuen Mun at the tenth stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go"!

 

Date

27 October 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

Tuen Mun Tin Hau Temple Plaza (Hung Cheung Road, Tuen Mun)

Time

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/37hFulO


Kowloon

Kwun Tong District

Our "Singing Nanyin as We Go" team arrives at the last leg of our tour of Kowloon. We leave the hustle and bustle of Kwun Tong to enjoy the quiet, scenic fishing village of Lei Yu Mun. Why don't find a quiet corner to sit down and let the soulful sound of traditional nanyin music sooth your heart and soul? You are welcome to join us!

 

Date

15 September 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus (45 Hoi Pong Road Central, Lei Yue Mun)

Time

4 – 5 pm


Sham Shui Po District

Like a treasure trove in the heart of the city, the Sham Shui Po District features a number of hidden gems in its streets and alleyways that evoke the collective memories of the people of Hong Kong. The North Kowloon Magistracy in the area was revitalised into the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong in 2010. Contemporary art elements were incorporated into the original architectural layout, and add an artistic touch to the original solemnity. The eighth stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" took visitors inside Court No. 1 of the former magistracy, and stories of the Sham Shui Po District were narrated in nanyin.

 

Date

15 August 2019 (Thursday)

Venue

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong

(292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po)
Time

4 – 5 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/2yY3nQ3


Wong Tai Sin District

The Wong Tai Sin District derives its name from the Wong Tai Sin Temple, which enshrines the Taoist deity, Wong Cho-ping. Inscribed onto the fourth National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Wong Tai Sin belief and customs has been passed on for generations over a hundred years, and has become the fabric of everyday life for Hongkongers. Come hear its history and unique features narrated in nanyin at the seventh stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go", at the Wong Tai Sin Temple!

 

Date

14 July 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

Wong Tai Sin Temple (2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin)

Time

3 – 4 pm

Event Highlights https://bit.ly/2ZtPFDd


Kowloon City District

The sixth stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" is Cattle Depot Artist Village in Kowloon City. Hidden in the quaint neighbourhood, the former Cattle Depot is now a vibrant artistic hub housed by a landmark red-brick complex. Just the place and the mood to enjoy the nostalgic singing of Nanyin! And with the performance starting in the early evening, you can imagine what a picturesque backdrop it would be with the red-brick walls basked in the light of the setting sun! Come join us!

 

Date

15 June 2019 (Saturday)

Venue

Cattle Depot Artist Village (63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan)

Time

5 – 6 pm

Event Highlights https://bit.ly/2Zk625l


Yau Tsim Mong District

Hong Kong-style milk tea, Yuan Yang, pineapple buns and egg tarts are signature food items of local restaurants, all having evolved from Western food but adapted to local taste. Due to their unique making techniques, these items have become the intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong. The 5th stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" was held in the busy Yau Tsim Mong District. In the retro-styled Mido Cafe, the nanyin performance of the troupe group "The Gong Strikes One" took us to a journey to the past.

 

Date

19 May 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

Mido Cafe (63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei)

Time 8 – 9 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/2NsGNsV


Hong Kong Island

Southern District

Here comes the fourth stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go", we met the troupe "The Gong Strikes One" at The Warehouse Teenage Club of the Southern District, a red-brick building situated on a hill and surrounded by green bushes. Families and friends enjoyed the exceptional nanyin performance on the Friday evening.

 

Date

12 April 2019 (Friday)

Venue

The Warehouse Teenage Club (116 Aberdeen Main Road, Aberdeen)

Time 8 – 9 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/2RMH7kF


Wan Chai District

The third stop of "Singing Nanyin as We Go" was held at Haw Par Music Farm of Wan Chai District. The troupe "The Gong Strikes One" told the history and unique features of Wan Chai District with nanyin performance. It was an extraordinary opportunity to experience nanyin in such a cosmopolitan district that blends old with new.

 

Date

24 March 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

Haw Par Music Farm (No.15A Tai Hang Road, Causeway Bay)

Time 3 – 4 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/2FAFzV6


Eastern District

Let us board the Dukling and tour the Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter with The Gong Strikes One and our special guest Ms. Lai Tai Kam. They brought us a nanyin and Fishermen Laments crossover performance that relived our memories of fishing villages in the Eastern District.

 

Date

17 February 2019 (Sunday)

Venue Aldrich Bay Promenade (Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter Landing No.1)

Time

Session 1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Session 2: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Event Highlights

https://bit.ly/2C2xtUr


Central & Western District

The cheongsam experiential sessions was held during the first stop of the performance in Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, where visitors took pictures and learnt about the fascinating local ICH.

 

Date

20 January 2019 (Sunday)

Venue

White Hall, Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum (7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central)

Time

Nanyin Performance
Time: 3 – 4 pm
 
 
Cheongsam Dress-up Sessions
Session 1: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Session 2: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
 
Event Highlights https://bit.ly/2GmHqyP

 

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