Chinese and foreign artists coming aboard Lundui Ma Chinese New Year celebration BBC England nets River Updated January 27, 2014, Monday - 18:51 GMT
(From left) Chairman of the London Chinatown Chinese Association Dengzhu Ting, Secretary-General Zheng Jianqiang, Limei Jie.
Performed the Chinese New Year celebration on the horse who won the singing talent show winner in China British singer Limei Jie (Mary-Jess Leaverland) will be held in Trafalgar Square in central London.
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It is reported that the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown has not confined its surrounding areas, but also extends to the London Eye (London Eye) Madame Tussauds (Madame Tussauds) and other famous attractions. This year in Leicester Square and Chinatown near Channing Court Road (Charing Cross Road) area has four dedicated performance area, various Chinese performing groups will meet with the new generation of viewers in those countries to the stage. Arts festival director Li told the British network BBC interview, in addition to singing, dancing, acrobatics, magic and other conventional programs, as well as Nanjing Little Red Flower Troupe and Hong Kong Siu2 Orchestra perform. Siu2 orchestra's style combines Eastern and Western, there is a new attempt in all aspects of orchestration, sound, rhythm, composition, etc., very novel.
Secretary-General of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and festive affairs director Zheng Jianqiang introduction, Siu2 is Hong Kong's new six-man band, works even been used CNNGo.com soundtrack introduced the program in Hong Kong.
Chinese New Year celebrations in China had also invited talent show "China Star sing earthshaking" win British singer Limei Jie (Mary-Jess Leaverland) make guest performers. Limei Jie during 2009 has been to China, Nanjing University of Sheffield as an exchange student, participated in the draft to take the title after signing with the British record company, in 2011 published his album "Shine". She then worked in the famous tenor Russell Watson (Russell Watson) concert tour of the UK to do pad performances in the 2012 FA Cup final live concert, also sang the famous TV series "Downton Abbey" (Downton Abbey) theme song. Directed by Li Yi New Year celebrations on the British network BBC said Limei Jie invited to perform because she is not only good, but also very hard and steadfast. "Although she modestly said he Chinese regress, but I still sing Chinese songs handy, but there is such a stage can sing Chinese songs are very rare, so she herself is also very willing to join in." Li Yi explained. London, held every year in a series of activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year, how can hold appeal? Li Yi believes to be the first to explore new things every year, praised the young performers, but also to be innovative in the program content; followed by the need to combine the characteristics of the UK, want foreign audiences to accept Chinese local culture needs a good idea, but also need methods and techniques . "This is a two-way process, Chinese culture would like to integrate into mainstream British culture, British culture is also part of the Chinese culture, so recently 3,4 years, we continue to invite" Britain "champion Paul Potts (Paul Potts), Mixed singer Emmy the Great added to the New Year celebrations, but also for the audience to have more sense of identity and a sense of participation, not just the opera and other authentic Chinese culture presented before an audience in the United Kingdom, "Li Yi said. British singer 李美洁 will sing in the New Year Celebration "Downton Abbey," the theme song of the new album, singles and Chinese song "Spring ballet." "After returning to England I miss China, so in fact always wanted to go back," she said, "My dream is to one day be able to publish Chinese album and tour was held in China, said that Chinese visitors to the show for my vote grateful. "
This is what you luck two have to look forward to.......
"I will be singing the Downton Abbey theme Did I Make the Most of Loving You? Downton Abbey is now extremely popular in China so I will be starting my set with the theme. I will then perform Glorious which was the second single from my debut album Shine, then to finish I will be singing Chun Tian de Ba Lei, a western opera song sung in Chinese."
Her mum Liz said: "It is going brilliantly for Mary-Jess – it just gets better every year."
Yes, the Western Daily Press got it right, except that they couldn't have predicted the double helping of Downton Abbey, as the soundtrack mysteriously stopped half way through the first time. Mary-Jess was magnificent, with 'Chun Tian de Ba Lei' losing nothing on its fifth hearing for me.
Here is the interview with Mary-Jess on stage after her performance:-
I will post some photos here when I have time, but if you want a sneak preview you can look at my facebook album here