The delegation of the Association of Cultural Encounter Centers (ACCR) in France visited the Erhu Culture Park in Meicun of Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu province on Jan 10. With a history of 42 years, the ACCR today comprises of 22 members in France and 22 in Europe and further afield (Canada, Brazil, Australia). The "Smart Wuxi" Creative Industrial Park became one of the first members of ACCR on Oct 28, 2015.
The ACCR network aims to promote a contemporary view of heritage and creativity which is in harmony with modern society and contributes to the development of innovation, sustainability and inclusiveness within its territories.
Accompanied by the secretary and the Asian advisor of ACCR, the delegation was led by Yves Dauge, president of ACCR and the former Senate of France.
The delegation members were briefed on the historical origin and development of traditional Chinese musical instrument – erhu. The staff also showed main components and the sound generator principles of erhu, attractubg interests from the delegation members. The beautiful classic pieces of traditional Chinese music performed by Chen Shasha, Meicun's young erhu musician, transcended language barriers and touched each listener's heart.
The delegation members spoke highly of the professional erhu performances and invited Chen to perform in France in 2019 for a cultural exchange.
After the moving performance, Yves Dauge was charmed by erhu music and couldn't wait to try his hand at playing erhu.
The delegation members were surprised to be presented with erhu CDs performed by famous Chinese erhu musicians Min huifen and Ren Jiandong.