Any Given Sunday

Guandu Old Town is just a few miles away from where I live in Kunming, but it’s also a million light years back in time.  If you go on a Sunday, you’ll witness China’s version of American Idol.

Singers of all ages come out with their microphones, amplifiers and Chinese lutes and perform in pavilions.

Traditional Chinese ballads are sung.

Women dress in their Sunday best and listen.

Bored husbands smoke bongs.

Young ladies stitch shoes.

Cute Baby of the Day.

They brought their own seats.

These guys got a table with a two drink minimum.

It was standing room only.

Show’s over!




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