Chinese classical music 'Nanyin' highlights traditional culture at 2023 Spring Festival Gala

A program combining China's classical music Nanyin with pop music impressed audiences with its distinctive cultural connotation at the 2023 Spring Festival Gala on the Chinese New Year's Eve on Saturday.

The program, "Hundred Birds Returning to the Nest", is co-performed by singer Tan Weiwei and intangible culture Nanyin inheritors. Nanyin, known as the "living fossil" of the Chinese music history, is a kind of Chinese classical music originating from the southeastern province of Fujian. The art form was inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

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