A Big Thumb-up to These Flash Mobs
From February 3 to 10, 2019, the CCTV News channel of the China Media Group broadcasted a series of flash mobs celebrating the Spring Festival by singing "China My Motherland" for 8 consecutive days. The flash mobs spread across 8 places in China, including Kuanzhai Alley of Chengdu, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Sansha of Hainan, Gulangyu Island of Xiamen, Yellow Crane Tower of Wuhan, Ruyuan County of Guangdong, Changsha of Hunan.
What makes Chengdu flash mob different from other cities' is that it innovatively employs the currently popular RAP Sichuan opera and integrates Sichuan elements such as "San Da Pao"(a Chengdu local snack), hot pot, and covered cup of tea into the singing. HC was very impressed by the novel way of producing flash mobs~
Peter Chen, one of the leading flash mob singers, is an accomplished and seasoned singer originally from Chengdu. Some of his classic songs such as "A Spray of Plum Blossoms", "Ali Baba" and "You're late" are extremely trendy in China. When he returned to Chengdu in 1988, he sang the song "My Motherland" written by him. Peter Chen now returned to him homeland again after 30 years of departing.
Did you happened to be there that day?
Flash Mobs from other cities
Beijing Capital International Airport
The first station of the Spring Festival Flash Mobs, presented by several CCTV-News broadcasters and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, was staged at Beijing Capital International Airport.
Shenzhen North Railway Station
Don't forget to sing loudly on the way home! At the lounge of Shenzhen North Railway Station, rushing passengers were attracted by the flash mob. You will see famous singers, young entrepreneurs from Qianhai, Shenzhen, students from Hong Kong University and staff of China Railway Guangzhou Group participating in the activity.
There are boundless sea, passionate melodies and high-spirited soldiers.
Gulangyu Island, Xiamen
This version of "China My Motherland" incorporates a mix of Acapella and Gulangyu-featured musical elements. Waves, steam whistles, harmonica, and birds' chirping have all flown into the song~
Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan
What would happen when the Chinese stone-chime encounters western musical instruments?
Ruyuan County, Guangdong
Integrating the features of folk music from South China, the flash mob is presented by He Zi, the Olympic diving champion, and Zhang Jinwen, chief inspector of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, and singer Ping An.
Changsha Orange Island Park, Hunan
In the climax of the song, ten paramotors glided from the far air.
Which is your favorite among all these flash mobs?