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First "Belt and Road" International Music Season opens in south China's Shenzhen
Last Updated: 2017-03-28 16:28 | Xinhuanet
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The first Shenzhen "Belt and Road" International Music Season opened in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday night. (Source: Xinhuanet)

The first Shenzhen "Belt and Road" International Music Season opened in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday night.

The musicians during the season will give performances in styles both classic and popular, East and West, and traditional and avant garde.

According to the local publicity department, the season is an important step for Shenzhen to follow up in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and will help speed up building itself into a culturally-strong city.

Themed "Connecting China with the World", the season will also move forward the common progress in the music and art field through exchange and cooperation.

On the eve of the opening, Francisco Bandarin, a UNESCO official, said the theme of the music season stands consistent with UNESCO's spirit that "culture can connect the world."

"In an age of frequent international disputes and conflicts, cultural exchange is of greater significance, as it can bring further peaceful dialogue," he stressed.

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