Interviews: Miki Dai, Photos: Menno van der Meulen
Chinese Canadian electronic music artist MIIIA has been weaving her unique blend of vibes at the forefront of Shanghai’s underground music scene since she settled down in this city. With a relentless passion for creation, she is continuously building a musical dream-world that grows from the studio into her on-stage performances. Countless party-goers have fallen for her talent and charisma; she is truly a leader of China’s current underground music movement.
Ju Percussion Group (photo by Martina Simkovicova/Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ)
Ju Percussion Group from Taiwan gave a splendid concert connecting East and West in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam yesterday. The group has played in 28 countries around the world, educated more than 130,000 percussionists through its own instruction system and commissioned the creation of as many as 214 pieces. Listen to CRTV’s interview with founder and artistic director Ju Tzong-Ching of the Ju Percussion Group.
Yesterday evening, Chinese jazz singer Lan Lan gave a concert in De Doelen in Rotterdam. She covered some golden classic songs of among others Teresa Teng. CRTV interviewed Lan Lan just before her performance.
Listen to three of her covered songs at the concert (live, unplugged) accompanied by her pianist Luo Jing Tian.
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office presents a showcase of Cantonese Music in Hong Kong by Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble on the Chinese New Year Tour 2016.
Founded in 2003, the Windpipe Chinese Music Ensemble (竹韻小集) is a professional Chinese music ensemble which promotes local talents and produces quality chamber music. Its mission is to promote the unique charm of Chinese instrumental ensemble music genre, known for being “small but elegant” and “simple yet refined”, in Hong Kong. The Ensemble currently has 16 resident musicians, who are all young music graduates with extensive performing experiences. The Ensemble has a comprehensive team of different instruments making reference to the traditional Chinese silk and bamboo (string-and-wind) format. The Artistic Advisor, Mr Ho Man-chuen, is also the Conductor. The Executive Director, Mr Chan Chiu-yin, is also the Founder of the Ensemble. The Ensemble is a registered non-profit organisation in Hong Kong and a recipient of grants given by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Interview with the musicians: Chan Pik-sum (gaohu), Chan Kai-him (yehu), Kwok Ka-ying (yangqin), Wong Ling-yan (pipa) and Ho Siu-cheong (xiao):