Forgotten Folk Songs Workshop

Age/Grade: 4–12
Go to show description
Image of Ginalina wearing a red hat smiling and looking up while holding a guitar in front of a river in the forest
Credit Carla Elaine Hedges

Explore intriguing new sounds and stories!

Enjoy the beauty and meaning of the Mandarin language in this Family Folk workshop, and learn a treasured 18th century Chinese folk tune! Blending melody, movement, context, and a playful approach, Juno-nominated Singer-Songwriter, Ginalina, will introduce families of all ages to the song, Mò Lì Huā (“Jasmine Flower”). Also featured in this workshop are two masterful guests from the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble: multi-instrumentalist, Jirong Huang on the Erhu (Chinese Fiddle) and professional soloist, Sarah Yusha Tan on Guzheng (Chinese Plucked Zither). A fun and interactive way to explore intriguing new sounds, stories and sing-alongs from a different land. A lyrics card will be available for children and participants to take home.

Performer: Ginalina with Guests from the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, Jirong Huang and Sarah Yusha Tan

Country of Origin: Asian-Canadian

Venue: Carousel Studio

Genre: Music, Workshop

Show length: 30 minutes

Ages: Ages 4–12

Venue: Carousel Theatre for Young People, 1411 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC

Ways to Watch


Watch a live performance at the venue.


One Show Day Pass:

  • $8.00 + GST/Ticket

Show times & Tickets

In person

Saturday, June 4  Additional show info In person 
2:00 – 2:30 PM  Get tickets 

Testimonials & Reviews

Our students had never been to Granville Island before. The joy on the faces of the kids at watching live theatre was priceless and they had a lot of fun in the Activity Village! We really enjoyed our entire day.

BC Educator & Festival Attendee 

I think everyone came out of the theatre with much to think about. For most in my class this was the first time they had ever seen live theatre. It is so much better than a movie. Thank you so much.

G Canning, Educator 

Ginalina went to touching lengths to create an engaging and delightful concert to uplift any spirit. Guitar, ukulele, story, and accordion made this show richly musical in her signature down-to-earth style! Also such a treat to present Mandarin and French songs for our audience.

Whistler International Children’s Festival