On April7th 2014, the training course on Chinese cucurbit flutehas been successfully held in Confucius Institute at Suez Canal University (CISCU). The traineesare mainly from the Chinese department of Suez Canal University and the Chinese language classes of CISCU. Taking the mode that combines Chinese music lectureswith the cucurbit fluteplaying instruction,this course aims athelping the trainees to experience the Chinese musical culture and to master the Chinese traditional musical instrument.
Since the first semester of 2014, several Chinese teachers have played the cucurbit flute and the ocarinain the Chinese cultural activities of CISCU. The amazing performances have aroused the students’ great interest in Chinese traditional musical instruments. “The sound of Chinese cucurbit flutes is wonderful. I want to know how to play it as soon as possible so that I can introduce it to all the Egyptians”, said one of the trainees, Hua Yifang.
Currently, over 20 students have participated in thetraining course twice a week. The cucurbit flutes, bamboo clappers and multimediadevicesdistributed by Hanban/ Confucius Institute Headquarters have been fully during the course.
Meanwhile, a chorus has been organized among the trainees of this course. They are expecting to display the charm of Chinese traditional and modern music on a grand stage and promote the friendship between China and Egypt with their talent in the near future.
The teaching demonstration of Chinese cucurbit flute
The Chinese cucurbit flute class
The teaching demonstration of Chinese cucurbit flute course
Students learning with rapt attention