Nanning International Folk Song Arts Festival

Nanning International Folk Song Arts Festival

There is a beautiful legend. The ancestor of Zhuang people is a tree, which is good at singing. The tree has sang for nine thousand nine hundred and ninety years. Every leaf of the tree resembles a song. When the leaf falls in a river, the river can sing a song, when the leaf flies in the wind, can sing a song.

Let the melodious folk songs,which have been sung continuously for 1,600 years,the brilliant sunshine of sub-tropical region,and the verdant greens draw you into this ancient but fresh city,Green City-Nanning.

Nanning becomes an outstanding city because of folk songs,and folk songs become well known because of Nanning.Artists from all over the world come one after another to attend this grand ceremony -Nanning International Arts Festival of Folks Songs.In this golden autumn,turn Nanning into the sea of joys!Let us look forward to the golden autumn of Nanning together. Sponsored by Nanning Municipal People's Government, Nanning International Folk Song Festival is held every November in Nanning .

`The festival grew out of the Guangxi March 3 Sing & Dancing Festival? In 1993, the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the then sponsor renamed it to Guangxi Folk Song Festival? From 1999 on, Nanning Municipal People's Government has been the sponsor of the festival and Nanning International Folk Song Festival has become the official name ever since. Now the theme on the opening ceremony, Flying Songs on Earth has become a well-known chop all over the city.

Nanning International Folk Song Festival is mainly composed of theme events--culture, business and trade and tourism where the cultural event Nanning International Folk Song Arts Festivalincludes the Opening Evening, the Ocean of Songs ---cultural activities,special performances, the 2002 added Chinese Folk Song Competition and the International Seminar on Festival Culture and City Economic Development to name just a few. Every year, domestic and international elites, famous top-profile singers and art groups are invited. The festival has, by the endeavor of the organizing committee and coteries both at home and abroad, become a platform for the influx and exchange center of arts of traditional, modern, national styles---a joyous song for the world indeed.

Being successfully held in four consecutive years, Nanning International Folk Song Festival has been well recognized by the world. As the sole international folk song arts festival in the country and with its full-bodied ethnicity, diversity, strong sense of modern times and internationalism, it has also become one of China most influential cultural festivals.

In April 2003, Nanning International Folk Song Festival was awarded famous Brand of China Tourism and Festival in 2002 by China Tourism News. When attending the 2002 International Seminar on Festival Culture and City Economic Development, former president of the world-renowned Grammy Recording Academy Mr. Michael Green gave a high appraisal to the festival as he put it: Nanning International Folk Song Festival had reached the resplendence that Grammy achieved in its early stage and it was possible in the future that musicians in the world would come to receive their awards in Nanning.



Detian Waterfall
The Detian Waterfall in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it lies in a subtropical area along the Sino-Vietnamese border, and is the second largest transnational waterfall in the world.
Mount Qingxiu
Tianci Lake is the central scenic area on Qingxiu Hill. On its southern bank is a long corridor leading to Longxiang Pagoda on the top of the hill.
South Lake Park
Situated in the southeast of the city center, South Lake Park is one with half of an area water and the other half garden.
Pass Kunlun
Pass Kunlun is in the east of Nanning, it is a renowned old battlefield, It is a natural barrier of Nanning, a place contested by all strategists.