Guangzhou music

Yue opera

Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China's Cantonese culture. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting...More»


Guangzhou puppet show

Guangdong Puppet Plays

First performed in Guangzhou during Han dynasty, puppet plays originated the west of Fujian province during Yuan dynasty. In 1956, Guangdong Province Puppet Show Troupe was set up by Guangzhou city, subsequently going on to create puppetry which is greatly appreciated by art lovers of all nationalities.

Yue music

Cantonese music

Guangdong's Music scene is a treasure trove of the instrumental folk and Cantonese opera music that has been traveling around the Pearl River Delta area for centuries.

guangzhou artists

Hong xian nü

Hong xian nü, one of the most prominent representatives of Guangdong opera, has created a style of art that is all her own. That art style has been praised as a treasure of the Lingnan culture. Despite her advanced age, Hongxiannu still has great influence over Guangdong opera lovers...More »

Xian xinghai

Xian Xinghai (1905-1945),was boren in Panyu, guangzhou, he composed in all the major musical forms (two symphonies, a violin concerto, four large scale choral works, nearly 300 songs and an opera), he is best known for his Yellow River Cantata upon which the Yellow River Concerto for piano and orchestra is based...More »

Ma Sicong

Ma Sicong (May 7, 1912 – May 20, 1987) was a Chinese violinist and composer. He was referred to in China as "The King of violinists." His Nostalgia for violin, composed in 1937 as part of the Inner Mongolia Suite, was considered one of the most favorite pieces of 20th century China...More »

Where To Go Tonight

Rick Mercer
Have you ever heard of the famous Bar Street? It is a place in the Fangcun District of Guangzhou which is across the Pearl River from the main part of Guangzhou... More»

Learning Cantonese

Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is language originated in the vicinity of Canton (i.e. Guangzhou) in southern China, and is often regarded as the prestige dialect of Yue Chinese. More»

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