Musicians from Macao have written new songs to extend their best wishes to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics which kicked off today.
“On ice and snow, we set sail facing the light,” start the lyrics of the song “Ice and Snow Shining Light”. Sung by local tenor Liu Naiqi, the song lauds winter sports and athletes’ fast and strong rhythms.
“I hope this song can demonstrate the power of the Olympics and help Macao residents feel the spirit of sports,” said Liu, who also took part in singing “Best Wishes from Beijing” dedicated to the London Olympics in 2012. “It also conveys our support and best wishes for the athletes who are competing in Beijing.”
Another new song whose title alludes to snow was put together by Casimiro de Jesus Pinto, a Macanese musician, and a group of musicians in Portugal.
Jesus Pinto, the Deputy Secretary General of the Forum Macao, is a senior civil servant by profession and veteran musician by passion. He told Xinhua that the song he composed sums up Macao playing the role of a platform linking China and Portuguese-speaking countries.
“I hope it can help pass on the spirit of the Beijing Winter Olympics to Portuguese-speaking countries and publicise the Games there,” he said.
In addition, over 20 musicians from Macao and the Chinese mainland helped create a song whose title means the world is progressing swiftly.
“The Beijing Winter Olympics has served as a bridge to help musicians in Macao and the mainland to interact, communicate and sympathise with each other,” said Liu Changmei, the song’s lyricist.