Piano-guzheng ensemble combines charms of different cultures

To celebrate China's Dragon Boat Festival, Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica and Chinese guzheng artist Zhao Jienan are performing together with the two instruments during the festive gala. The guzheng, a kind of ancient Chinese stringed instrument, commonly features in classical Chinese music. It's also known as the oriental piano.

This video is part of a special festive program presented by China Media Group (CMG) to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, which falls on June 22 this year. 

Featuring various kinds of art forms such as singing, dancing, symphonies and recitals, the program transports audiences to picturesque Zigui Country in Hubei Province,  the hometown of the great Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan. 

Among the green hills and clean waters of Zigui, artists and performers demonstrate the profound culture surrounding the Duanwu Festival and the country's long history of patriotism among its people.

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