Teahouse Arts of China: Beijing Drum Songs

中国茶馆艺术: 天京的京韵打鼓艺术
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

China’s teahouses have long been places where family and friends have gathered to sip tea, share ideas, and watch performances of local art forms.  We will recreate this tradition in Los Angeles with an evening of tea, snacks, music, and narrative balad songs, provided by master artists of the Beijing drum song (京韵大鼓) tradition from Tianjin, China.

Featured artists include:  Yang Fengjie (杨凤杰), Wang Hongmin (王洪民), Xia Yan (夏炎), and Zheng Liwen (郑力文) from the Tianjin Quyi Company.  The artists will perform scenes from the 14th century Chinese epic novels Water Margin (水浒传) and Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义).  Bilingual supertitles will be projected during the performance.

Co-presented with the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, Department of Ethnomusicology, and the Hammer Museum.

This program is made possible through our partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan.

Admission Information: 

This program is free of charge and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Membership to the Hammer Museum does not guarantee seating.  Guests are encouraged to arrive at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM.  Please enter the parking lot from Westwood Blvd.


Hammer Museum Courtyard, 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024