Guangzhou Municipal Publicity Department(中国・広州市)

2017/1/4 13:50


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【広州(中国)2016年12月29日新華社=共同通信JBN】至福千年の商業都市で「海のシルクロード」の重要な出発点として知られる広州は最近、すべての人民、市民、世界中の人々の未来の繁栄の希望を強調する「Our Song(われわれの歌)」(中国語版は「Fa Ge」と呼ばれ「Fa」は中国語で豊かさを意味する)という真新しい市のテーマソングを公開した。

「Our Song」は「花の町」としての広州市のイメージを広める新たな試みである。音楽ビデオは歌詞の繰り返しと生き生きした動画を組み合わせ、「Fa」「Fun」「8」「Hua(花を意味する)」のようないろんな同音の韻を踏む言葉をちりばめ、珍しい冗談半分のユーモアを展開する。歌はほとんど、国際化し近代的商業化された活発な広州を描写して「みんなの幸運と繁栄」の希望を表現している。




このサイケデリックな音楽ビデオでは、街の風景、花、広東料理、フォーク歌手、地元の習慣が紹介されている。中国語のめでたい言葉「Gong xi fa cai」は繁栄のテーマを広げる。楽しいコーラスラインは覚えやすい。


ソース:Guangzhou Municipal Publicity Department

A Chirpy Theme Song of Guangzhou City Extends the Desire of the Common Prosperity to the World


GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 29, 2016 /Xinhua=KYODO JBN/--

Guangzhou, known as a millennial commercial city and an important departure

port of "maritime silk road", has recently unveiled a brand new city theme

song, called "Our Song" (Chinese version called "Fa Ge" with "fa" means rich in

Chinese), which brings out its hope of future prosperity for all the people,

citizens and those all over the world.

"Our song" is a new try of Guangzhou's city image promotion as "Flower city".

The music video combines repeated lyrics and vivid animation, playing an

uncharacteristically tongue-in-cheek humour around with various different

homophonic and rhyming language such as "Fa", "Fun", "8", "Hua (means flower)".

Mostly, the song expresses a desire of "luck and prospererity for all",

describing an internationalized and modern commercialized Guangzhou in a chirpy


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Guangzhou has always been developing into an "innovative, inclusive, open and

sharing" modernized metropolis. According to Guangzhou Municipal Publicity

Department, the birth of this song aims to express wishes towards the people in

Guangzhou and foreign audiences. With elements representing luck and fortune in

the song, it is expected that people can feel the openness, enthusiasm and

passion of the city. Guangzhou welcomes everyone to realize their dreams and

fulfill their hopes here.

Aisen Chen, the fresh olympic champion in Rio 2016, as one of the singers and a

main cartoon character in this song, arouses heated public attention. "I like

this catchy song with a profound meaning. Hopefully Guangzhou, my home town,

becomes a dream-come-true paradise for all the people", said Chen.

In this psychedelic music video, cityscapes as well as city flowers, Canton

food, folkie, folk-customs are presented. "Gong xi fa cai", the Chinese luck

talk, spreads the theme of prosperity. One will easily get the catchy chorus

line stuck in your head.

The video aims at overseas youngsters, outlining the development of Guangzhou

and to welcome the coming year of 2017.

Source: Guangzhou Municipal Publicity Department