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Chinese Music in New Zealand

Ethnic Soccer Festival Hamilton (2009)

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Performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Chinese Cultural Festival (2013)

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Performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Chinese Cultural Festival.

File reference: CCL-2013-12-18-Chinese-Cultural-Festival-November-2013 IMG_5452.JPG

Photo taken by Song Yang.

From the collection of Christchurch City Libraries.

Moon Festival (online performances)

Moon Festival performances

Chinese toms in the making of the drum kit

“Picturing Sound”

Johnson, Henry. (2021). Picturing Sound: Musical Instruments, Chee Kung Tong and Photography in New Zealand in the 1920s. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 23 (1): 21–36. [ISSN: 1174-8915]

 

“Chee Kung Tong and Diasporic Sound in New Zealand”

Johnson, Henry. (in press). Chee Kung Tong and Diasporic Sound in New Zealand: The Wellington Chinese Masonic Society’s Collection of Musical Instruments. The Galpin Society Journal 75 [ISSN: 0072-0127]

New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies

New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies

Chee Kung Tong orchestra (c.1925)

 

Guitar and erhu

Guitar and erhu (video link)

 

 

Dunedin Chinese Culture Show – Guangzhou

Otago Access Radio

Chinese musical instruments

Chinese musical instruments to accompany dance. International Refugee Day 2021 at Arai Te Uru Marae, Dunedin. Photo © Henry Johnson, 19 June 2021.