The music of ethnic minorities is a source of inspiration for singer song writer Zhu Zheqin, otherwise known as Dadawa. Last year, the United Nations Development Programme appointed her as a Goodwill Ambassador to promote, preserve and revive ethnic music in China. The mission involved a four-month 20,000-kilometre journey across Yunan, Xinjiang, Guizhou, Inner Mongolia and Tibet, searching for different sounds and handicrafts. The results of that musical journey were transformed into a series of concerts, two of which were performed in Hong Kong last weekend.
Movie Review – “Confessions”
Kanae Minato’s six-part mystery novel “Confessions” is a No. 1 best-seller in Japan having sold almost three million copies. The movie version, directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, topped the Japanese box-office for four straight weeks on its recent release. It’s also Japan’s entry to the Academy Awards next year. Showing in Hong Kong this week, it’s the story of what happens when a sweet-faced schoolteacher realises that two of her students, who killed her infant daughter, are too young to be tried for the murder. She decides to take revenge in a way that leads to unexpected and extreme repercussions. Gary Pollard reviews it.
Exhibition: When New Vision Meets New Media”
We also take a look at: ““When New Vision meets New Media”, an exhibition that aims to reveal the elationships between technology, art and the society in the age of networked culture, where people around the world are connected with each other through various forms of media. Artists on show are: Karsten Schmidt, Marius Watz, Eric Siu, Honhim Cheung
In the studio – Buddhistson
Finally, in our studio Shima and Jen of Japanese Indie rock band Buddhistson, perform
To see a streaming video of the show, please click here