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Echo Press photos by Celeste Beam Members of the all-female Beauty and Melody ensemble from China demonstrated their instruments and played their music for community members at a workshop that took place Tuesday at Alexandria Technical College. The 16-member group will perform at a community concert this Saturday, October 10 at Discovery Middle School from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A touch of China

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The captivating music of "Beauty and Melody," an all-female 16-member ensemble from China's Sichuan Province, will take audience members on a journey - from ancient Chinese dynasties to the hip and contemporary culture of today.


Their instruments, costumes, songs and personalities are designed to charm audience members with a unique performance. Having toured the world - including performing at the United Nations in 2005 - Beauty and Melody now brings its music to Alexandria.

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