Yunnan Nationalities Village

Kunming, China

I remember these folks (1996) as being very skillful musicians and singers. Tourist entertainers in China are, for the most part, highly selected and trained, and many conservatory musicians - due to social and economic factors, as well as government policies - find their metier in these kinds of places. In the West, we are accustomed to find the best song and dance in concert venues (the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, etc.) In China, we will often find that cultural performances even in the tourist venues are up to a very high international standard.