Cantonese Nursery Rhymes

Sunday, March 17, 2002 16:00     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     100

Southern Chinese regard Cantonese lullabies as a cultural treasure. From the early 1950s to the 1980s, Armando Lai, born and raised in Macao, arranged and composed more than 250 lullabies and children’s songs. His most popular arrangements include “Whose is the little cockerel?” “Baby’s bath”, “The little cock”, “Rowing to grandma’s bridge”, “Sharpening knifes and scissors”. His fame has spread over generations from Macao into Guangdong province and Hong Kong.

The concert, involving performances by children’s choirs and local and Hong Kong singers and dancers, with traditional instruments and multimedia art, provides a musical gift to our youngsters and a trip down memory lane for the grown ups.


Musical adviser: Lo Heng Kong

Artistic adviser: Chan Wai Fai (A-Cheng)

Planner and executive producer: Armando Lai

Conductor: Lei Foi Pan

Guest singers: Li Lung Kai, Chan Yik, Sun Fong Meng

Choir: Perpetual Help School, Chan Sui Ki (elementary), Moradores de Macau School (elementary), Kao Ip School, Choi Nong Chi Tai School, Cheong Hong Musical Group, Violet Dance Association