TAG-Confucius and the Chinese Embassy Organize a Folkloric Musical Festival
AMMAN --- February 1, 2012 --- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy in Amman organized a folkloric musical festival on the occasion of HM King Abdullah II birthday and the Chinese New Year at the Jubilee School.
The event was held in the presence of the Chinese Ambassador HE Mr. Yue Xiao Yong, Vice Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) Mr. Luay Abu-Ghazaleh, TAG-Org Executive Director Mr. Mustafa Nasereddin and TAG-Confucius Director Mr. Mustafa Al-Husseini, in addition to representatives of the media, the Chinese community in the Kingdom and many interested people.
The Cultural Attach at the Chinese Embassy Mr. Wang Baolai commended the organization of such events and the performance of the Shenyang Normal University cultural troupe saying “this festival that combines dancers and singers in their colorful traditional costumes in a brilliant performance crystallizes the strong ties and friendship between the Chinese and Jordanian people.” He added “the performance depicted a certain era in the Chinese civilization which was portrayed in image, traditional costumes and beautiful voices that were mixed on the stage in a manner that has emotionally affected all of us.” Meanwhile, Mr. Nasereddin thanked HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for his ongoing support to TAG-Confucius stating that this festivity marks the celebration of two significant occasions which are HM King Abdullah II birthday and the Chinese New Year adding that such a venue is part of TAG-Confucius’ program to promote knowledge of the Chinese culture.
From his part, Mr. Al-Husseini praised the constant efforts exerted by the Chinese Embassy in Amman, the Shenyang University and the academic staff at the Institute. He highlighted TAG- Confucius’ role in the dissemination of the Chinese culture and language and in holding such cultural and educational activities.
The attendees at the festival enjoyed the folkloric dance and songs performed in addition to the classical songs and music played by the Shenyang Normal University troupe.
The cultural troupe of Shenyang Normal University was set up in 2004 and composed of professors and students specializing in drama, dancing and Chinese traditional musical instrument.
About TAG- Confucius
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute was established in September 2008 to promote the Chinese language and culture, in order to reach a better mutual understanding between Arab and Chinese cultures.
This is one-of-a-kind initiative based on the cooperation agreement between Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and the Confucius Institute in China. The Institute was named after Confucius, the world-renowned great thinker, educator and philosopher in Chinese history.
Confucius's thoughts have influenced China and other areas in the world for nearly 2000 years. About Shenyang Normal University Being subordinate to Liaoning Provincial People’s Government, Shenyang Normal University is a comprehensive one covering eight categories like philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, science, engineering science and management science.
The University currently has 1645 full-time teachers and 14 specially-appointed professors, of which, 2 are academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 244 are professors and 593 are associate professors. The University has successively signed agreements on international academic exchange and cooperation with over 30 universities and colleges and scientific research institutions of America, England, Canada, Japan, Russia, Belgium, Denmark, Australia and Korea, etc.