Music of modern China: Classical Chinese Music Meets Jazz, Hip Hop, and Electronica
17 Sep 2011
6:00PM - 8:00PM
between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY
September 17 2011, 6pm
China Institute is proud to present Dave Liang, producer and founder of The Shanghai Restoration Project (TSRP), and Le Zhang, one of the young stars of China’s new Jazz Age, for an evening of electrifying sounds and sublime melodies inspired by 1930′s Shanghai.
TSRP, a music group that blends Chinese culture with hip-hop and electronica, debuted as MSN Music’s “New Artist of the Week” in early 2006, since then reaching #1 on several electronic charts around the world. TSRP songs can often be heard in global advertising campaigns, television shows, and tastemaker radio stations. Press coverage to date includes The New York Times, NPR All Things Considered, BBC World News, FADER and The Wall Street Journal. During performances, producer Dave Liang will be joined by Jamahl Richardson.
Lauded by Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as “a rising young star with a remarkable gift” for their collaboration on the Shaolin Temple Project, Jazz singer and composer Le Zhang leads the wave of Chinese artists who bring the power of traditional Chinese musical arts to the home of American jazz. She will be accompanied by Sebastien Ammann (piano), Russ Flynn (Bass), and Jens Ellerhold (drums).
An Art Salon dialogue with the artist Le Zhang with China Institute’s Dr. Agnes Hsu will follow the performance.
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