District Signs Top Chinese Fute Player to Help Raise Cultural Profile
The district government of Futian signed a cooperation deal with well known pipa player Fang Jinlong. This will bring the number of signed celebrities to seven. The district have set up a special 100 million yuan fund that will link big name celebrities to its cultural and sports field with the district and raise its profile through various cooperation.
50 year old Fang Jinlong is a native of Anhui province and is considered as one of the top players of the pipa, a four stringed instrument which is also known as the Chinese fute. Fang will be setting up a personal music studio in the district to do research and promote folk music further. Fang will also be inviting well known musicians from abroad and around china to do a variety of concerts and lectures. Fang is also scheduled to do 13 folk music concerts between Mat to December which be held at the Shenzhen Concert Hall.
Although western culture is prevailing in China, Fang wants to make more efforts in promoting traditional Chinese culture. Fang also hopes to establish a folk music trope with top musicians around China in Futian. The district will be building a public musical instrument museum that will display Fang’s collections which is more than 700 musical instruments home and abroad which he collected for more than 30 years including ancient and modern ones as well.