A Little Red for Chinese New Year: Red Poppy Percussion Ensemble

Happy Chinese New Year! Today begins the year of the Snake. In China, red symbolizes good fortune and joy, so red lanterns are hung in celebration and red paper envelopes containing money are given to friends and family. Here at Synkroniciti we are devoting the entire week to exploring the color red.

The Red Poppy Percussion Ensemble is made up of young women who have spent years studying percussion. They are known for combining traditional and modern styles. This video shows three members doing a tour de force as opposed to the full group.

Video via Richard Mortimer on Youtube.

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