Chongqing- Chongqing Gala of Time began a week ago, but on November 16, Beibei Day at the cultural carnival brought the featured culture of Beibei District to Shin Kong Place. Here, visitors had an opportunity to learn more about Beibei in Chongqing.
Chongqing Gala of Time is one of the largest public welfare events to promote Chongqing this year. With “Opening the Door to the World” as the theme, the cultural event focuses on the Belt and Road, New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, international sister-cities, and Consulate General in Chongqing and Chengdu. Moreover, the cultural carnival uses LED lights, digital screens, and interactive experiences to creatively promote Chongqing’s features, such as landscape, tourism, or scientific and technological achievements. Therefore, the event will support Chongqing to develop the city’s image.
On Beibei’s Day, there were featured performances, including singing, dancing, and a magic show. All performances attracted lots of visitors to enjoy Beibei culture. It is worth mentioning that there was an African music band, Diversity Band, all players are international students of Southwest University. The band gave performances of songs, African dance performances, Vietnamese dance performances. Their passionate songs and dances not only showed the youthful vitality of college students but also expressed the international students’ love for this city. It worth mentioning, they all benefit from an international exchange project, according to Southwest University. Ms. Peng Liyuan invited 50 Zambia students to China to study music and dance after her visit in Zambia. They were then assigned to five schools in China, including Southwest University.
In addition to performances at the center stage, there were other featured cultural exhibitions about Beibei District. For example, you could find pyrography (wood burning) on the cucurbit, and famous wood carvings here.