VIDEO: Oakland Teen Sings Chinese Opera
African American, 15 years old and from Oakland, Calif.: Tyler Thompson is a surprising star in the world of Chinese opera, but he's impressed audiences in the U.S. and China with his ability to sing in pitch-perfect Mandarin. He's part the Purple Silk Music Education program, which teaches children and youths -- mostly from low-income immigrant families -- how to sing and play traditional Chinese music.
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