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Chinese Art Troupe Walked Into Namibia
2017/11/07

On November 4th and 5th, organized by the Chinese Embassy in Namibia and the Department of Culture of Yunnan Province of China, a Chinese Art Troupe staged two splendid shows in the Namibian National Theater in Windhoek. More than 1000 audiences, including Chinese Ambassador H.E. Zhang Yiming, Minister of Education, Arts and CultureHon. Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, Secretary General of SWAPO Hon. Nangolo Mbumba, Minister of Land Reform Hon. Utoni Nujoma, Governor of Khomas Region Laura McLeod-Katjirua along with other governmental officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the Chinese Community and Companies as well as guests from all walks of life in Namibia were present at the shows.

Guests flocked the National Theater to enjoy the "Charming and Colorful Yunnan Culture and Arts Performance"show, which featured Chinese folk songs and dances accompanied with traditional Chinese musical instruments, as well as acrobatics. A Namibian traditional song Kaana Kameme sung by a Chinese singer made the show into a climax.

"I must recognize that the longstanding relationship between China and Namibia which is based on true friendship, brotherhood, sisterhood as well as longstanding trust and commitment between the two nations of China and Namibia," said Minister of Education Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, "Our arts and culture will great contribute to the GDP of Namibia. Chinese can learn from Namibians, and Namibians can learn from Chinese, obviously I'm sure that we have a lot to learn from Chinese as a nation that has a long history."

In his remark, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yiming said, "As the old Chinese saying goes, 'distance cannot separate true friends who feel so close even when they are thousands of miles apart'. We believe amity between people holds the key to the sound relations between states. Today, Yunnan Culture and Art Troupe have brought Chinese people's best wishes to Namibia despite thousands of miles' distance between us."

           

"There are some National Class-A actors in this Art Troupe, who have performed in more than 40 countries including United States, Britain, Germany etc. and won many awards. I believe the performance could be as charming and colorful as today's theme indicates and everyone will enjoy an unforgettable and wonderful night," Amb. Zhang Yiming added.

           

The National Theater resounded with waves of warm applauses and cheers. The people enjoyed the happy time and wished more Chinese art group to come in the future.

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