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HK Arts Festival World Music Weekend

A highlight of the HK Arts Festival programme, the World Music Weekend is a sonic journey across continents. This year’s selection brings klezmer music from eastern Europe, Korea’s singer-storyteller pansori tradition, and Buryat-Mongol music from the vast and distant Lake Baikal region of Siberia. Experience great artistry and traditions, developed over centuries and now brought into the 21st century.

World Music Weekend
Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke
Songhee Pansori LAB
Namgar
Music│Korea/Poland/Russia

Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Date: March 17-18th
Ticket Price: HK$200 – 260

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Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke

17-18 Mar, 8:00pm

“Just thirty seconds of Anna’s tune belong to the most beautiful music I’ve heard in months.”
Pat Metheny

“What makes me feel drawn to Kroke’s music is the spiritual reality of the musicians, this means honesty and authenticity of the music.”  Nigel Kennedy

Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke are innovators. From a background in Polish folk culture and classical music, Anna has brought originality to performances and recordings with contemporary legends such as Nigel Kennedy and Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis and Sting. Kroke may be rooted in the Jewish klezmer tradition but they cross many borders, embracing Sephardic and Arabic patterns to produce a jazzy sound that counts Steven Spielberg as one of many fans. Jopek and Kroke blend opposite but complementary worlds of sensitivity and sound.

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Songhee Pansori LAB 
18 Mar, 3:00pm

A Pansori artist for the modern generation with dynamic energy and power

With its origins in 17th century Korea, traditional Pansori features one voice singing narrative poetry enhanced.

Kwon Songhee brings this UNESCO-recognised art form into modern times with Songhee Pansori LAB, featuring new songs with a contemporary slant and additional instruments, complementing the singer-storyteller with electronic music, ambient sounds and trip-hop.

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Namgar 
18 Mar, 5:00pm

Nomadic songs of the Buryat wandering tribe

Namgar champions the musical heritage of Mongolian and Buryatian nomads in southern Siberia. Its songs tell of ancient battles, brave warriors and swift horses. Described by The New York Times as “a Mongolian version of Björk”, Namgar is the name of both the band and its lead singer. Together, they bring a contemporary slant to their traditional music, infused with the raw and rocking energy of electric guitars while simultaneously retaining its authentic emotion and beauty.

“[Namgar] combines traditional and modern instruments…its lead singer, who seems almost a Mongolian version of Björk” The New York Times

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