Music Talk – Band JAM
Alumni Talk Series #2 with Xinjiang Urghur band JAM!
The alumni met with post-80s generation Uyghur band JAM on 30 October 2010. The five members originate from different regions of Xinjiang but their music creates that distinctive “glocal” sound of World Music appealing particularly to the contemporary generation who lead a trendy internationalist lifestyle.
As a preview to their performance “沙．月：維族木卡姆愛情遺歌” in the New Vision Arts Festival, organized by LCSD, the band members each recalled their personal journeys as a traditional musicians in Beijing; the difficulties and contradictions of doing ‘world music’ in a globalized music industry, and contacting the traditional music instruments still made by a dwindling number of Xinjiang craftsmen. Of course they performed some of their most popular numbers in a private performance to the Alumni!
Our Alumni Association would like to take this opportunity to introduce the post-80s generation Uyghur band JAM to you. The five members originate from different regions of Xinjiang but their music creates that distinctive “glocal” sound of World Music appealing particularly to the contemporary generation who lead a trendy internationalist lifestyle. JAM has already drawn attention to the international music field and members have been invited to play in festival events in Europe.
On 30 Oct 2010 (Sat), JAM will present a talk to our cultural management students and Alumnis for sharing their experience of trying to surive as musician in Beijing and comparing their experience of working in Beijing and Hong Kong. They will talk about their own path of preserving “traditional” music” at a time while they meet the “very globalized” music world. JAM will also demonstrate their music to us.
Date: 30 Oct 2010 (Sat)
Venue: FYBLT4, Wong Foo Yuan Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK.
Remarks: Reservation is requested, please contact: Ms. Joan Tsui, at 9330-3675 or Ms. Claire Leung, at 6380-3412 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, JAM is invited to perform their World Premiere in the New Vision Arts Festival 2010. This programme is supported by LCSD. There is special offer 20% discount ($136) to our alumni and staff. Student can enjoy 50% discount ($85). Attached the leaflet for your details. For ticket booking, please contact Ms. Sharon Chan directly at email@example.com.