Thursday, July 10, 2008

Beijing Welcomes You



Me encanta el video con el tema oficial de la cuenta atrás de 100 días para los JJOO de Pekín: Beijing Welcomes You (北京欢迎你 o Beijing huanying ni en pinyin). En plan USA for Africa, casi todos los Who is Who del music biz de la zona de influencia china (incluyendo HK, Taiwan, Singapur e incluso algún artista coreano) aparecen en el video. Reconocibles para el ojo del no familiarizado, por supuesto está Jackie Chan, y para los que han visto alguna película china aparte de las típicas, podrán identificar a Karen Mok. Echo en falta a estrellas de la talla de Faye Wong, Coco Lee, S.H.E., o por supuesto Andy Lau, pero por otro lado es simpático ver la alta representación de la nueva generación de "triunfitos" chinos, junto a míticos como la inmensa Han Hong, que sería como Rocío Jurado en España.


El tema puede parecerle a algunos demasiado edulcorado, melódico, pero no podía haber sido de otro modo, ya que es este estilo el más típico chino, y orientarse a un himno más soul, R'n'B o rockero hubiera supuesto una ruptura con la tradición china. Yo personalmente lo tengo metido en el tuétano y no puedo sacármelo de la cabeza, y por otro lado me parece un video muy bonito, que enseña las impresionantes edificaciones construidas en Pekín con motivo de los Juegos, además de otras localizaciones más clásicas como el Templo del Cielo, el Palacio de Verano, la Ciudad Prohibida o la Gran Muralla. Lo cierto es que viendo el vídeo solo entran más ganas de visitar Pekín (no durante los Juegos, que estará imposible!).

Para los más interesados, aquí va la traducción al inglés, con los nombres de cada cantante:


Theme song for the 100-day countdown celebration of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
music by Xiao Ke and original lyrics by Lam Jik (Hong Kong)

Chen Tianjia: Welcoming another dawn, bringing fresh new air

Liu Huan: The air changes, but sentiment still scents of fragrant tea

Na Ying: The doors of my home open wide, awaiting you with open arms

Stefanie Sun (Singapore): After an embrace there will be understanding, you will love this place

Sun Yue: From far or near you're all our guests, please don't be shy

Wang Leehom (Taiwan): We've promised to get together, we welcome you

Yangjain Zhoima aka Han Hong: We've planted evergreens, blooming every legend

Emil Chau (Taiwan): We've sown the ancient earth, for memories to be cherished

Gigi Leung (Hong Kong): Strangers or friends you're all our guests, please be at home

Yuquan: No matter how many times you've been here, we've much to talk about

Jackie Chan (Hong Kong): Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Richie Ren (Taiwan): Its charming tides of change teems with life

Jolin Tsai (Taiwan): Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Sun Nan: Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Bibi Zhou: The doors of my home open wide, embracing the heavens and the earth

Wei Wei: History flashes a youthful smile, welcoming this day

Huang Xiaoming: The whole world is our friend, please don't be shy

Han Geng aka Hankyung: Pictures and poems painted with smiles, all to await you

Wang Feng: Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Karen Mok (Hong Kong): Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

Tan Jing: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner

Eason Chan (Hong Kong): With courage there will be miracles

Yan Weiwen: Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Dai Yuqiang: Its charming tides of change teems with life

Wang Xia, Li Shuangsong: Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Liao Changyong: Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Lin Yilun: Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Jang Nara (Korea): Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

JJ Lin (Singapore), A-do (Singapore): Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner
With courage there will be miracles

Beijing opera: Beijing welcomes you

Joey Yung (Hong Kong): The doors of my home open wide, awaiting you with open arms

Chris Li: After an embrace there will be understanding, you will love this place

David Wong (Hong Kong): From far or near you're all our guests, please don't be shy

Chen Kun: We've promised to get together, we welcome you

Nicholas Tse (Hong Kong): Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Han Lei: Its charming tides of change teems with life

Vivian Hsu (Taiwan): Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Kris Phillips (Taiwan): Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Tang Can: The doors of my home open wide, embracing the heavens and the earth

Lin Chi-ling (Taiwan), Zhang Zilin: History flashes a youthful smile, welcoming this day

Jane Zhang: The whole world is our friend, please don't be shy

Valen Hsu (Taiwan), Sky Wu (Taiwan): Pictures and poems painted with smiles, all to await you

Yang Kun, FanFan (Taiwan): Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Yu Hungming (Taiwan), Zhou Xiao'ou: Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

Sha Baoliang, Man Wenjun: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner

Peter Ho (Taiwan), Jin Haixin: With courage there will be miracles

F.I.R. (Taiwan), Pang Long: Beijing welcomes you
We've opened our world for you

Kenji Wu (Taiwan), Qi Feng: Its charming tides of change teems with life

5566 (Taiwan), Anson Hu: Beijing welcomes you
Sharing a breath beneath the sun

Yumiko Cheng (Hong Kong), Dao Lang: Setting new records upon the yellow earth

Ji Minjia, Tu Honggang, Denis Ng (Hong Kong): Beijing welcomes you
Moving you like music

Guo Rong, Will Liu (Taiwan), Tengger: Let's all try our best to excel ourselves

Kym Jin Sha, Allen Su, Wei Jia: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner

Fu Lishan, Shawn Huang, Jaycee Chan (Hong Kong): With courage there will be miracles

All: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner
With courage there will be miracles

All: Beijing welcomes you
With dreams, anyone's a winner
With courage there will be miracles

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