China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble
China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble (Chinese: 中央民族歌舞团，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. Today, with over 300 members representing 36 ethnic groups, it has performed in over 70 countries and gives over 100 performances each year.Its president is the ethnomusicologist, performer and First Lady of China, Peng Liyun.
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- "China Central Song and Dance Ensemble of Ethnic Groups". Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. 2003-09-24. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
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