The opening ceremony of the 2021 Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival kicked off on 22 October, at which moscot Rongbao introduced the coming Chengdu 2021 FISU Games to audiences from home and abroad.
Performances played by European Jazz band members, Sichuan opera artists, and African dancers were showcased at the ceremony.
Yin Jing, men's 110m hurdles champion at the 25th Universiade in Belgrade in 2009, attended the ceremony and expressed his expectations for the FISU Games and wished the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games the best in the history.
Rongbao had a great time interacting with Yin Jing and the Festival’s virtual influencer Chengdu Panda(CDP). This panda in a green hoodie with headphones was also the host of the ceremony.
Also, a music video of the Festival’s theme song “We Are One Symphony”—created by an international artist from Chengdu’s sister city Nashville—was unveiled at the ceremony. This video, by showing iconic sites such as Xinglong Lake, the Anshun Bridge, and the Sichuan Tower, tells what a livable city Chengdu is.
The music festival, which takes place from 22 to 28 October, attracts a total of 47 artistic troupes from 36 countries and regions to perform on the spot or via video link.
(Image source: Chengdu Discovery)