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Students perform Chao opera at Guangdong Shantou Culture and Art School


09:11, November 28, 2011

A teacher teaches a student to perform Chao opera at Guangdong Shantou Culture and Art School in Shantou, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 26, 2011. Chao Opera, also called "Chaozhou Opera," is a local opera performed in the Chaozhou dialet. The opera, one of the oldest Chinese operas that originated in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), is popular in eastern Guangdong, southern Fujian and Taiwan provinces, where people speak the Chaozhou dialect. It was listed as China's intangible cultural heritage in 2006. (Xinhua/Guo Hai)

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Larrydu at 2011-11-2860.53.53.*
It"s a great form of opera, my mother"s favorite during the 40s and 50s. Great to see efforts to popularize it.

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