Professor previews community’s 2019 Chinese ...

Professor previews community’s 2019 Chinese arts festival on ‘MTSU On the Record’

The 2019 Murfreesboro Festival of Chinese Arts will be the topic on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mei Han, director of MTSU’s Center for Chinese Music and Culture, first airedJan. 22 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation above.

Dr. Mei Han

Music, dancing, art, workshops and lectures are all part of the festival, which is slated Feb. 2-March 17 at various locations on and off campus.

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The festivities, co-sponsored by the center and the Confucius Institute at MTSU,, will take place around Chinese New Year, which this year is the “Year of the Boar,” or “Year of the Pig,” on the lunar calendar.

All events are free and open to the public.

Han said she received a great deal of positive feedback about last year’s inaugural event.

“People loved the dragon dance that was … on the town square in downtown Murfreesboro,” Han said. “Our concerts for the first festival were very high quality. One of the top Chinese conservatories sent an orchestra here.”

Most of the festival takes place during the New Year celebrations, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 5, on the Chinese zodiac.

For specific information on dates, times and locations of festival events, go to the Center for Chinese Music and Culture’s events page. You also can read this story for more details.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800