China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble

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China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble (Chinese: ,variously translated as China Central Song and Dance Ensemble of Ethnic Groups or Central Nationalities Song and Dance Ensemble), based in Beijing, is the only national-level performance group representing China's ethnic minorities. It was founded in September 1952 by Premier Zhou Enlai.[1] Today, with over 300 members representing 36 ethnic groups, it has performed in over 70 countries and gives over 100 performances each year.[2]Its president is the ethnomusicologist, performer and First Lady of China, Peng Liyun.

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