Machong Town of Dongguan City will usher in a global Chinese Cantonese opera event as the 25th Global Chinese Cantonese Opera Culture Festival will be held in the town next year. By then, Cantonese opera fans home and abroad will be able to pass on friendship via singing Cantonese opera.
The Cantonese Opera culture in Machong has a long history. As the "hometown of Chinese folk art", the outstanding reputation of the children's Cantonese Opera Troupe in Machong is well deserved having repeatedly won both Chinese and foreign awards. The Troupe has been invited to perform their impressive skills in the China International Cultural Industry Fair, Chinese Dragon Boat Contest as well as CCTV.
At present, Machong has successfully won the right to host the 25th Global Chinese Cantonese Opera Culture Festival so as to build a platform for the exchange of Cantonese opera fans at home and abroad.
(By Stefanie Tan and Sev Pischl)