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LCSD to hold lectures on Uyghur and Xinjiang music
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold a lecture series on Silk Road culture hosted by scholar Wong Chuen-fung, featuring Uyghur and Xinjiang music, in December and January.

     The rekindled interest in the Silk Road as a focal point for performing Chinese identities over the past decade has brought enormous attention to the Uyghur people, who reside in the northwest of Xinjiang. This lecture series seeks to listen closely to Uyghur voices by exploring music and other aspects of traditional and modern Uyghur performing arts.

     The lectures will take place at 7.30pm at AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. They will be conducted in Cantonese and some will be supplemented with demonstrations. Details are as follows:

December 20 (Wednesday)
Topic: "The Sound of 'Good-at-Singing-and-Dancing': Exoticism in Modern Chinese Music"
Erhu demonstration: Tung Tsz-ching

January 3 (Wednesday)
Topic: "Uyghur Music and Its Central Asian Styles"
Dutar demonstration: Eugene Leung

January 10 (Wednesday)
Topic: "The Minority Sound in Modern Chinese Cinema"

     Tickets for the "Lecture Series on the Silk Road" priced at $50 for each lecture are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_410.html.
Ends/Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 10:50
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