Thursday, May 26th: 150 Years of Chinese Music in NYC

150 Years of Chinese Music in NYC
Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre St., Manhattan)
Free, general museum admission is also free

In collaboration with MOCA, The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) presents “150 Years of Chinese Music in NYC” a talk by Su Zheng, Wesleyan University.

Chinese theater was a major tourist attraction in the early 20th century. How did it start? How many genres of Chinese music and performance can one find in NYC? Why do some Chinese immigrants not want to perform in Chinatown? Are performances by Chinese immigrant groups an authentic representation of traditional culture?