Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi Was Invited to Join the 5th Nairobi International Cultural Festival
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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-05-15 17:30

On May 13th, the 5th Nairobi International Cultural Festival was held at the National Museum of Kenya. Commissioned by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kenya, Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi organized the Chinese culture exhibition. Mr. Willis Ombima, on behalf of Dr. Kiprop Lagat, Director of Culture, Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Art, Mr. Yao Ming, Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kenya, on behalf of Dr. Liu Xianfa, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Kenya, Ambassadors of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sudan and officials from the National Museum of Kenya attended the cultural festival. Mr. Yao Ming, Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Kenya said that cultural exchange is very important in the cooperation and exchange between two countries. Different countries have different culture; cultural exchange can make two countries become closer. On the occasion of the “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation, China hopes to strengthen and deepen the cooperation and exchange with other countries through this cultural festival to develop together and share prosperity.

Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi chose “Impression of China” as the theme of the Chinese culture exhibition, hoping to promote Chinese culture to Kenyan people, as well as people from other countries through this cultural festival. The Chinese culture exhibition provided: Chinese calligraphy, Peking Opera mask painting, traditional Chinese costumes try-on and traditional Chinese food tasting. Additionally, there were more than 20 programs full of unique features of different countries during the cultural festival. Dance club from Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi performed fan dance and traditional Dai dance for the audience. Li Xin, volunteer Chinese teacher from Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi performed a traditional Chinese sleeve dance with her student Alaso Daniella Cheptoo whose Chinese name is Dai Qian. Kangalia Maluki, student from Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi performed Chinese Kung fu. Their brilliant performances won warm praise and applause from the audience. Many people asked to take a picture with them after their performance.

A bustling crowd of visitors experienced different culture and customs of different countries and enjoyed a wonderful international cultural feast. We hope the friendship between all of us would be strengthened through this cultural festival. Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi will go on committing to promoting Chinese culture to let more people understand China and Chinese culture.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2023-05-31 17:30