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From China to the World: How music connects us all
March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
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A discussion of how music and creativity reflect upon the issues of identity, representation, and labelling, featuring current graduate student at the Faculty of Music, Yijia Tu.
Asia House has just released the first episode of One Voice: A Journey Through the Past and Future of Human Voice, exploring the diversity of vocal styles throughout the world and the issues of identity and representation in the music industry.
Join them for a thought-provoking conversation between award-winning Chinese singer-songwriter Yijia Tu, the focus of One Voice’s first episode, and Grammy-nominated record producer, ethnomusicologist, and former BBC radio presenter, Professor Lucy Durán. This lively illustrated talk invites our audience to ponder on the musical worlds we inhabit. How can music help us to negotiate the complexities of the world we live in? How can it connect us across cultural, language, and genre barriers? From ‘pop’ to global, acoustic to electric, and from China to the UK (via Africa and the Caribbean), they will reflect on the challenges that musicians face as they engage creatively with the issues of identity, representation and labelling.
The event will include a digital conversation of approximately 20 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the audience to discuss the film and explore the issues it raises with both the speakers.
This event is in partnership with SOAS University of London, University of Oxford, China Exchange and made possible with the kind support of the Fenton Arts Trust.