Cul­ture: Jour­ney­totheWest

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO - Xuan­zang’s Pil­grim­age, Jour­ney to the West,

More than 100 tra­di­tional Chi­nese in­stru­ments have been em­ployed in a new play.

which pre­miered at the Tian­qiao Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter in Bei­jing on Fri­day, com­bines folk mu­sic of the Han peo­ple with Uygur, Kazak, Ta­jik and In­dian mu­si­cal in­flu­ences to re­veal the di­verse cul­tures along the an­cient Silk Road. It’s based on the clas­sic Chi­nese novel telling the story of Tang Dy­nasty (618-907) monk Xuan­zang’s pil­grim­age to the West — what is now known as Cen­tral Asia and In­dia — to ob­tain sa­cred Bud­dhist texts. The play runs un­til Tuesday.

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