Farewell to Delegation from China led by State Councilor Wang Yong by Confucius Institute Choir
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Mon, 2017-06-05 20:04

On June 1st 2017 the Standard Gauge Railway was officially launched. The rail runs from Mombasa - Nairobi standard . Mombasa - Nairobi railway ). The opening ceremony was attended by envoy of Chinese president Xi Jinping, led by State Councilor Wang Yong. Confucius Institute choir at the University of Nairobi was invited to perform for the delegation. After attending the ceremony, Mr. Wang's delegation returned to China from airport. 


When the delegation arrived, the choir sang “远方的客人请你留下来” meaning " the Guests Please Stay Here." and " Jambo" the popular Kenyan welcome song. The delegation was overwhelmed by the welcome  which they appreciated and expressed willingness to stay longer but time did not allow.

Since the establishment of the choir club in the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi in 2009, the choir members kept on studying Chinese and Chinese culture, and won the scholarship from Hanban to train at the Tianjin Normal University, which is in collaboration University with University of Nairobi. The Confucius Institute choir usually perform during different functions in Kenya. With unique cappella interpretation of the understanding of Chinese culture, the choir club uses melodious singing to link the relevant friendship of China and Kenya.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2023-06-30 20:04