Beijing forum discusses protection of ethnic music

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2020-10-14 09:55
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A performance is given at the Communication University of China. [Photo provided to China Daily]

From sharing ethnic songs and dances on short-length video apps to building online databases, more methods are being used to preserve and revive traditional folk music. This was one of the topics addressed at the Summit Forum on Chinese Ethnic Music, recently held in Beijing.

The forum, held at the Communication University of China from Oct 10 to 12, had participation from musicians, singers, TV and musical producers and researchers of folk art who discussed how to better protect ethnic music by making it appealing to modern listeners.

On the sideline of the forum, live concerts were staged where folk artists joined with bands.

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