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2013
November
"Uasiankrainian Jam" concert to fuse world music with Ukrainian traditions
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     The contemporary sounds of Asia will meet the music of Eastern Europe in the "Uasiankrainian Jam" concert featuring the local JohnChen Ensemble and Ukrainian musicians in mid-November. In the concert, to be held at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, the Ensemble will take the audience on a world music journey linking up with the sounds of Ukraine, a country renowned for its wide-ranging folk traditions.

     In addition to presenting world music, the concert will feature traditional songs from Ukraine performed by Ukrainian accordion player Andrew Birkun and singer Oksana Birkun. The two special guests will also jam with the local musicians to create delightfully fresh Eurasian musical landscapes.

     JohnChen Ensemble has been fusing different cultures and genres to inspire and explore a sonic world without borders since 2006. The Ensemble's ground-breaking approach and remarkable choices of venues, eclectic repertoire of original works and innovative arrangements combine with limitless creativity to provide a whole new musical experience. John Chen, as the artistic director of the Ensemble, is a composer, arranger, guitarist and producer. He will also play the kobza during the concert. Other members of the Ensemble include Herbert Cheung (violin and erhu), Les Fong (drum set and percussion) and Victor Wong (double bass).

     "Uasiankrainian Jam" is one of the programmes of "World Cultures Festival 2013 - Lasting Legacies of Eastern Europe" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and will be held at 8pm on November 16 at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre. Tickets priced at $200 and $120 are available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and their minders, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Other booking discounts of up to 20 per cent are available.

     Programme details of "World Cultures Festival 2013 - Lasting Legacies of Eastern Europe" are available from the Festival brochures distributed at URBTIX outlets or at the website, www.worldfestival.gov.hk .

     For programme enquiries, call 2370 1044. For telephone credit card bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at www.urbtix.hk .

Ends/Thursday, November 7, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:36

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The contemporary sounds of Asia will meet the music of Eastern Europe in the "Uasiankrainian Jam" concert featuring the local JohnChen Ensemble and Ukrainian musicians.

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The special guests of the concert, Ukrainian accordion player Andrew Birkun and singer Oksana Birkun.

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The artistic director of the JohnChen Ensemble, John Chen, is a composer, arranger, guitarist and producer. He will also play the kobza during the concert.

 

 

 

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