””””BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhuanet) -- China will begin next Tuesday to search for
the song that will officially open the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wednesday's China
””””The search for the right tune will last until 2007, with ten songs selected
each year, until the organizing committee makes a final decision from the list
””””And it's not just open to professionals, with amateur musicians also invited
to join the race, the paper reported.
””””"We want something extraordinary, emotional, popular and brimming with
traditional Chinese culture," said Sun Weijia, deputy director of the Media and
Communications Department of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX
””””Wu Yanze, a noted Chinese folk song singer and a member of the song search
committee, said he is expecting songs that will match some of the most
influential Chinese music pieces ever recorded.
””””The search in 2003 will end on August 31 and organizers will set up a
judging panel to select the top 10.
””””The winning ten will be broadcast on Radio Beijing, the capitalcity's
””””Participants can log onto websites -- www.beijing-olympic.org.cn and
FM974tom.com for details. Enditem