Initiated in 1993, Guangxi International Folk Song Festival was renamed as the Nanning International Folk Song Art Festival in 1999. It is held annually in Nanning City, the capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
It is co-sponsored by the Social Culture and Libraries Department of the Ministry of Culture, Chinese Nationality External Culture Department and the People's Government of Nanning. It is a comprehensive festival that integrates culture, tourism, business and economy.
The purpose of Nanning International Folk Song Art Festival is to carry forward the traditional cultural art of the Zhuang people. During the festival, Chinese and foreign folk singers perform classical and modern folk songs, thus fully displaying the charm of folk songs. In addition, the festival also holds activities such as Model Shows, Dance and Song Galas, China Golden Rooster, Tourism and Cate Festival, Guangxi Folk Song Competition, Chinese Folk Song Invitational Tournament, Economic Trade Market, etc. It has become an important activity and receives a wide range of praise from home and abroad.
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