Chinese revolutionary choir kicks off national tour

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Descendents of China's revolutionary army generals have formed a choir to tour the country in the year the People's Republic turns 60.

Over 200 men and women, all offspring of People's Liberation Army generals, are touring Chinese cities giving renditions of the songs that spurred the Communist Party to conquer its enemies. The tour is part of a publicity campaign ahead of the 60th anniversary of Communist Party rule later this year.

Dressed in army uniform, the members of the choir perform songs including Ode to the Motherland, with lyrics such as "The hero of the people stood up! We have strong solidarity, like steel!" The song is generally a highlight of any recital and inspires the audience to sing along.

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