Chinese tea-picking opera performed in Dutch city

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DELFT, the Netherlands, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The tea-picking opera, performed by artists from Nanchang County of southern China's Jiangxi Province, won applauses from audiences on Monday in Delft, the Netherlands.

Some 400 people from Delft and nearby cities such as The Hague and Rotterdam came to the show.

"A performance from a Chinese province surely enriches the cultural exchanges between our country and China," said Hans Doets, head of The Hague Marketing Bureau.

"More and more Chinese tourists are coming to visit the Netherlands. Even more Dutch people are going to see China," he added. "China is so beautiful. It is great that performances like this come to our cities to tell us more about China."

The tea-picking opera originally derived from the tea-growing regions in Jiangxi Province where the tea pickers would sing lengthy songs to each other whilst undertaking the monotonous task of tea-picking. These folk songs were gradually adopted by performing troupes of singers and eventually became known as tea picking opera.

Last week, the Nanchang troupe also performed in the Czech Republic and Germany. Enditem

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