MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In spite of the extreme icy conditions that Morgantown is currently afflicted with, the Chinese New Year Festival enjoyed a massive turnout Sunday evening.
Put on by the West Virginia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Chinese Professionals Association of West Virginia, the New Year Festival featured numerous acts.
The evening kicked off with a cover of “Country Roads” performed by Thomas Patrick, Juan Carrasco and Christy Oscar. The cover made excellent use of a cello, adding a beautiful sound and depth to our school’s favorite song. The group then performed “Jasmine,” a classic Chinese folk song traditionally played during New Years celebrations.
After, Morgantown Mayor Jenny Selin gave a brief introduction regarding the New Year. She explained 2015 is the year of the goat and all the meanings this carries.
The show proceeded onward, displaying a variety of different acts, most of which centered around music and dance.
One particularly adorable dance featured Chinese School Kindergarten representatives. The adorable little tykes danced to the “Counting Ducks” songs…