Audience watch the performance of "Zheng", a traditional Chinese musical instrument, before the Sound of Spring concert held in New York, the United States, Jan. 26, 2020. The U.S.-China Music Institute presented its first annual Chinese New Year Concert featuring Bard College's The Orchestra Now, performing a lively collection of Chinese symphonic works in New York on Sunday. The concert, the Sound of Spring, held at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Sunday at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, was co-presented by the Central Conservatory of Music in China, with the participation of China Institute in New York City. (Xinhua/Wang Ying) … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year Concert held in New York
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CHENNAI: Although the Tamil diaspora is rich, the history of Tamils in connection with those countries is yet to be studied in detail. Keeping this in mind, two Singapore-based institutions jointly documented an account of the 2,000-year-old history of the Tamils in Singapore and the other Southeast Asian countries. The connection between Tamil Nadu and the lands across the Bay of Bengal speak of one of the most penetrating soft power projections in the world and yet that tale has largely been ignored. "The sense of history among ancient Tamils is different from that of the Greeks or the Chinese. They clearly lack written records meeting conventional standards of historiography, especially those dictated by European scholars," said Arun Mahizhnan who with Nalina Gopal documented the history. Tamil classical literature, dating from 300BC to AD300, is rich with fascinating details and insights. "There are countless stone inscriptions, copper plates and palm leaves that record at least … [Read more...] about Tracing 2,000-year-old Tamil footprint in southeast Asia