LEGENDS OF SHANGHAI．TOKYO．NEW YORK RELOADED
Two boundary-breaking Chinese-American musicians fuse sounds from then and now on a riveting, cross-cultural journey taking in hip hop, jazz and electronica.
New York-based Chinese-American musicians Dana Leong and Dave Liang have individually established their commanding presence within the North American music scene in recent years, earning a sterling reputation for their postmodern eclecticism where east meets west and the old and new ignite into pioneering musical endeavours.
Here, the two innovative musical stars team up for the first time for a scintillating journey that travels from Shanghai to Tokyo and over to New York. Roaming between these three great cultural metropolises closest to their roots, Leong and Liang respond to today's digital age by retelling legends of the cities through animation, live music and narration. The result is a refreshingly original encounter with cross-cultural fusion and multimedia mash-up. Hong Kong's own cutting-edge culture enthusiast Ghost Style and hip hop trendsetter M.I.N.D. Studio add to the startling creativity.
Composer / Cello / Trombone / Electronics: Dana Leong
Dana Leong merges excellence as a cellist and trombonist with his Chinese-Japanese heritage and passion for reworking musical genres, gaining the appellation of "hi-def Yo-Yo Ma" in the hip hop and electronic music scene.
Composer / Piano / Keyboard: Dave Liang
Dave Liang founded the "Shanghai Restoration Project" in 2006 and has since launched an innovative crossover between Chinese music, hip hop and electronica, injecting contemporary nuances and a global vision into traditional folk tunes.
Acclaimed for his cool, singular style of hip hop, Hong Kong rapper Ghost Style has collaborated with local bands and musicians since his return from Canada and toured widely in South East Asia.
A promising street dance group in Hong Kong, M.I.N.D. Studio organises local and international contests, and actively promotes hip hop culture.
$360 $280 $200 $130
Some $130 seats may have restricted view
Approx 1 hour and 10 minutes without intermission
M.I.N.D. Studio will give a hip-hop teaser session before each performance.
Meet-the-artist session after the performance on 2 November
Main image © Mat Szwajkos
Animations: Yuki Nakajima