The music culture of older adults in Cantonese operatic singing lessons

  title={The music culture of older adults in Cantonese operatic singing lessons},
  author={Wai Han Lo},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={1614 - 1634}
  • Wai Han Lo
  • Published 22 May 2014
  • Education
  • Ageing and Society
ABSTRACT Cantonese operatic singing, one of the regional opera forms in China, flourishes mainly in the southern province of Guangdong. By exploring the culture of Cantonese operatic singing, this study relates older people's music participation to a sense of collectivism, thereby contributing to the maintenance of interpersonal relationships and promoting successful ageing. The study also illustrates how the musical participation of older adults can be influenced by the lifecourse and ageing… 

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