Date: October 22, 2011 Saturday 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Hall of Hundred River, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, 578 Carrall Street
The B.C. Chinese Music Association’s bilingual publication Yuequi focuses on the distinctive technical characteristics and performance techniques of Chinese musical instruments, based upon the rich history of Chinese music in Vancouver. Written in English, but cross-referenced in Chinese characters throughout, this book will facilitate the transfer of knowledge and preservation of specific instrumental traditions from the older generation of musicians to the younger, and particularly non-Chinese speaking generation. This book will act as an inter-generational bridge, celebrating the various roles and skills of seniors in the community and enabling the next generation to capture and document their musical stories and a unique aspect of Vancouver’s cultural heritage.
At the book launch, there will be live performances using the various different Chinese musical instruments highlighted in the book, and light refreshments served.
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.