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Performing arts from around the world onstage in Beijing

Updated: 2013-09-27 07:09
By Mu Qian ( China Daily)

 Performing arts from around the world onstage in Beijing

Shakuhachi flute player Yodo Kurahashi performs music of the Fuke sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Provided to China Daily

Japanese shakuhachi flute player Yodo Kurahashi will give a concert titled Zen and Shakuhachi, performing music of the Fuke sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

Sophiline Arts Ensemble from Cambodia and Yogyakarta Dance Group are also among the traditional groups on the program.

There will also be avant-garde music, such as Carl Stone, a pioneer of live computer music from the United States. Stone will collaborate with Chinese guqin (seven-stringed zither) player Wu Na, creating a unique musical language.

"This year's festival seeks to illuminate the link between the traditional and modern," the festival publicity claims.

There will also be other collaborations at the festival, such as those between Chinese band Wild Children and Tuvan group Yat-Kha, and between Hong Kong percussionist John Lee and Iranian drummer Mohammad Reza Mortazavi.

Organized by Post Mountain Art Space and Grand Moma, the festival is an effort to promote the idea of "letting art be part of life".

Post Mountain Art Space is an independent cultural organization, which runs without governmental support. It holds arts events with a budget earned through the rental for commercial events.

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