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Water town will rock out

MORE than 20 folk bands from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will perform in Zhujiajiao water town from tomorrow through Sunday.

The 3rd Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Village Music Festival will be a music carnival in the popular tourist site in Qingpu District. The colorful town is just 48 kilometers from downtown Shanghai, next to famous Dianshan Lake.

Performers include famous Taiwanese folk singer Zhang Xuan, guitarist Dong Yunchang, and Panjir, the most popular world music band in Beijing.

As one of the biggest water town folk music festivals in China, the Zhujiajiao fest offers modern folk, raw folk, electronic music and rock.

River cruises will take visitors around the town twice a day so they can savor the ancient town and hear music.

Many folk culture performances, exhibitions and demonstrations will be on offer.

Lu Wei, a famed scriptwriter now collecting folk music of the northwest region, will give lectures in the Water Village Music Pavilion.

In addition, independent movies will be screened, DIY music studios will be open and folk carnivals will attract visitors.

Zhujiajiao once was known as the Pearl of Jiangnan (the region in south of the lower reaches of Yangtze River) and it has been one of the most popular tourist attractions for years.

The town dates back more than 1,000 years and it has many well-preserved structures from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Streams run through the entire town, which is also known as the "Venice of Shanghai."

Boats are traveling tea houses and offer a great way to enjoy tea, see the town and play Chinese chess or poker.

Though it's close to downtown Shanghai, visitors can stay overnight in a traditional Chinese folk residence.

If you go: Sightseeing Bus Line 4 (starting from Shanghai Stadium), or Huzhu (Shanghai-Zhujiajiao) Line from People's Square (at the intersection of Chengdu Rd N. and Dagu Rd)

Tel: 6153-6068, 5882-0905



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