Synopsis by Cara Saposnik
The Yale Whiffenpoofs are an internationally-known all-male a cappella singing group. They serve as ambassadors of goodwill all over the world, and in this engaging documentary they travel to China. This video chronicles the singing group's visit to the famous and not-so-famous sites of China. Shot in the mid 1980s, the program follows the singers not only as they perform, but also as they meet and interact with Chinese culture. In a Beijing kindergarten, the Whiffenpoofs join with the children in a bi-cultural rendition of "Jingle Bells." The Whiffenpoofs befriend their guide, learn Tai-Chi, and undergo acupuncture. This music-filled documentary provides an informal look at contemporary China and the power of cultural exchange.