Time: 8:30 p.m., Dec. 2-3
Tickets: 70-100 yuan
Venue: B10 Live, North Area, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District (南山区华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场)
Metro: Luobao Line, Qiaocheng East Station (侨城东站), Exit A(SD News)
A jazz show paying tribute to late U.K. singer Amy Winehouse will be held tomorrow night. Winehouse's former guitarist Robin Banerjee, Hong Kong jazz singer Ginger Kwan and David Pasqualini, a percussionist from London, will perform.
Banerjee toured the world playing extensively in Europe and the United States with Winehouse from 2006 to 2008 and played on her albums "Cupid," "Valerie Live Acoustic Version," "Monkeyman," "Back to Black" and on her DVDs, including "Live in London" and "Live in Ireland, the Day Amy Came to Dingle." He also performed at Glastonbury in 2007 in front of 80,000 people on the Pyramid Stage.
Kwan released her debut album "Kwantum Leap" in 2013. The album features a slew of finely crafted original songs with a jazz-contemporary crossover feel. She is well-known for her jazz and acoustic gigs on "Peel Street," performances with the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra, as well as her flamboyant soul music revues in Hong Kong and London. A number of Kwan's shows were especially highlighted by South China Morning Post, RTHK Radio, The Peak Magazine, HK Magazine, etc. Kwan has also been invited to perform jazz for a wide variety of signature events in Asia such as the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, etc.
On Wednesday, Drumz United will give a night of percussion. Drumz United is an explosive and exciting world percussion group led by drummer Lucas van Merwijk that brings together rhythms and percussionists from all walks of life.
Drumz United is made up of seven percussionists from Turkey, Senegal, Iran, the Netherlands, Surinam, Brazil and Venezuela. A live band that not only gives the audience an opportunity of listening and watching top players, Drumz United also imparts the underlying message that people from widely varying nationalities can work well together.
In its previous show, "World of Rhythm," and its current tour, "Ritmo Inferno," the group mixes African, Latin, Spanish and Indian drum traditions with Western drumming and contemporary electronic DJ techniques.
Since its inception in 2002, the band has been virtually on tour all the time. Drumz United occupies a unique place in the world of percussion groups by combining elements of the rich traditions of percussion with those of song and dance.