A #Chinese #tea art instructor makes tea at a preview of the first-ever tea auction in Hong Kong at KS Lo Gallery of Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware on Wednesday. Among the auction lots, a teapot made of purple clay by tea master Wang Yinxian, is valued between HK$800,000 and HK$1m. The auction — Sensation of Tea — will be held on Nov 23 at Park Lane Hotel in Causeway Bay.
Known for its flower-drum performance, Fengyang is the birthplace of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. As a folk performance
of singing and dancing in Fengyang County of Anhui Province, “Fengyang Flower Drum”
has been passed down. In terms of its forms, “Fengyang Flower Drum” can
be divided into Flower Drum Lantern, Flower Drum Play and Flower Drum
Gong. Altogether the three are entitled “Fengyang Flower Drum”, or “Three Flowers of Fengyang”.
Performers of a Naxi music group head to the stage in Lijiang City, southwest #China’s Yunnan Province, Nov. 9, 2013.
Naxi music is an ancient music of Naxi ethnic group that very few musicians still know how to play nowadays. Xuan Ke, an expert in Naxi folk music and President of the Dayan Naxi Ancient Music Association, said that ancient Naxi music evolved from the popular religious and imperial music of the Tang (618-907 a.d.) and Song (960-1279 a.d.) Dynasties and originated between the 7th and 13th centuries.