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No Blackface in This Year’s Spring Gala TV Show, Actual Africans Performed Instead

Tanzanian singer Corona Kila performed in this year's CCTV Spring Gala TV program that's watched by hundreds of millions on the eve of Lunar New Year in China.

The producers of this year’s Spring Gala television variety show in China appear to have learned from recent scandals around Chinese actors in blackface appearing in the hugely popular annual Lunar New Year program.

Instead, Tanzanian singer Coronia Kila performed on stage with a Chinese band and backup singers in front of an audience of more than 700 million people.

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