Tonight, we sing for a better life and celebrate the new look of the new era! This is the end of the 22nd Nanning International Folk Song Art Festival Gala. We look forward to meeting again next year. This live stream is coming to an end. Thank you for your attention.
We sing for a better life, showing a new chapter of Guangxi's prosperity and development! Please enjoy the song "Beautiful Guangxi".
Sung by: Yueren Choir
We sing for a better life and a bright future. We enjoy the folk song festival regardless of where we are. We come together to warm each other. Please enjoy the song "Happiness on the Motherland".
Sung by: Feng Chong, Yu Tianqi, Yin Yuexi, Wei Yu
We praise history with our songs, and also sing about the future. Please enjoy the song "I Wish".
Sung by: Zhong Liyan, Wang Liang
China is endowed with picturesque landscape. Zhong Liyan, a mezzo-soprano, unfolds a beautiful scroll of landscapes through the song, "Beautiful China with Mountains and Rivers". And the song, "The Folk Song to the Party" expresses people's yearning for a better life in the process of getting rid of poverty.
As this year's NIFSAF coincides with the China-ASEAN Expo, let's take the stage of the Folk Song Festival to feel the musical charm of ASEAN countries. This year also marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Philippines, China and Thailand, as well as the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar, which are the causes for celebration. Now, let's enjoy a collection of folk songs from Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines, "ASEAN Songs Medley", through online connecting.
Sung by: Manila Souvandouane (Laos), Hudiefei Group and so on
After enjoying the melodious folk songs, let's continue our tour of the world's folk songs and listen to the Russian melody "A Night of Seaport".
Sung by: Ma Xingzhi, Tang Zeming, Zhang Yunlong, Huying
Chen Jun and his daughter, who were born into a family of erhu (two-stringed bowed musical instrument) musicians, use the erhu to imitate the sounds of musical instruments from ASEAN countries, interact with Gamelan Indonesian instrumental ensemble online, and give an instrumental performance of "New Music on the Silk Road".
Sung by: Chen Jun, Chen Yimiao, Wei Qingbing, Chen Liqing
On stage now is a performance of the Italian folk song "Come Back to Sorrento".
Sung by: Wei Song
With great affection and passion, Tenor Wei Song performs the song "Go with You".
In early 2020, the COIVD-19 pandemic broke out of the blue, posing a threat to people's lives and health. The heroes against the pandemic emerged successively, making us feel safe and secure, as well as the temperature of "happiness". Liang Xiaoxia, a heroine from Nanning who fought against the pandemic and sacrificed her young life to protect the public, highlights the responsibility of young people in the new era. Today, on the stage of the Folk Song Festival, let us honor our heroes with songs, and sing for a better future! Please enjoy the song "Sunshine after the Rain".
Sung by: Yueren Choir
Maonan singer Mengwa Nusuo and her partner Li Dawei sing the Maonan song "Celebrate a Bumper Year" in praise of the better lives and a bright future of Maonan people.
This year, the Maonan ethnic group in Huanjiang County, Guangxi, has lifted out of poverty, and the lives of the villagers have improved significantly. At the Gala, Tan Meichun, a representative of the Maonan ethnic group, shares the changes of the entire group after overcoming poverty.
Tan Meichun says, "Now cement roads lead to every family, bringing great convenience to our work and life. With an access to internet connections, young people in the village have traded agricultural local products to other regions of China. Everyone's life is getting better."
The song, "That's Me" tells a warm story. This year marks the last year in the country's battle against poverty and building of a moderately prosperous society in all aspects. There are many warm stories about poverty alleviation. Tonight, let's feel the warmth from our hometown in songs.
Sung by: Huo Yong
The songs "Little Bird" and "The Song of Wrangler", sung by children with angelic voices, touch the hearts of the audiences and make them feel the warmth.
Sung by: Chorus of Yinshan Campus of Tiantao Experimental School of Nanning
"Happy Nanning Get High", a medley of sensational songs, culminates the Gala. Guangxi Sports Center, the main venue, is connected to parallel performances at landmark sites including the Three Streets and Two Alleys of old Nanning and the Folk Song Lake via cloud technology, achieving joint singing and dancing performance and showing the urban charm of happy Nanning.
Sung by: Wuxianhuoli Group, MIYA Group, Ouyang Yuchen
In the Miao language, "Jiao'ayi" means "a beautiful and kind girl". The song "Jiao'ayi" is about love and a better life sung by the Miao people in their spare time. Now, let's listen to the Miao folk song "Jiao'ayi" sung by the Miao folk song group, Ayi Shanwa.
Chen Juan, a Hubei singer of the Tujia ethnic group, sings the Hubei folk song "Six Sips of Tea" to thank the people of China and the world for their support and assistance in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan and Hubei.
The classic song, "Lucid Waters and Lush Mountains are all Songs", is extremely familiar to Nanning people. The song expresses the features of Nanning as a city with year-round mild weather, a good environment, and profound ethnic cultures.
Sung by: Wu Qing
"Sing in the Field", a medley of folk songs, demonstrates the features of folk songs from Jiangsu, Shandong, Guangxi and other regions. These songs take us to the landscape and fields around China and make us feel comfortable to be part of nature.
Sung by: Su Wen, Sun Yanjin, Zhang Ran, Hu Haixin, Hua Qingyan, Liu Piaoyu, Wei Qingqing, Yuan Quan
With a long history of 22 years, Nanning International Folk Song Festival (NIFSAF) has made the green city of Nanning into "the paradise of folk songs". From 1999 to 2020, the Folk Song Festival has become increasingly exciting. The Folk Song Festival is both a companion and a witness to the great changes in Nanning. With the grand opening of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo, Nanning once again attracted international attention. Billed as "the paradise of folk songs", beautiful Nanning continues to show the world the beauty of ethnic cultures and Chinese culture through music, especially folk songs.
The gala began with an impassioned song, "My Motherland".
Sung by: Yueren Choir and Chorus of Yinshan Campus of Tiantao Experimental School of Nanning
相聚云端，为美好歌唱！第22届南宁国际民歌艺术节晚会如约而至。唱响天下民歌，坚定文化自信，让我们一同聆听中华民歌之美，共同感受东盟艺术风情！Meets You Online and Sings for a Better Life! The 22nd Nanning International Folk Song Art Festival Gala is held as expected. To sing folk songs and strengthen cultural confidence, let's listen to the beautiful Chinese folk songs and enjoy ASEAN arts together.