Opening / Event Date: 17 May, 2021
Closing / End Date: 24 Oct, 2021
“The Saath-Saath Project” announces the release of its debut album in November 2021 from PARMA Recordings. This project involves a series of cross-cultural collaborations between musicians, composers and scholars, aimed at forging creative dialogue and experimentation around musical practices in China and India – the two Asian neighbours with cultural ties since ancient times.
Since 2017, the Saath-Saath project has brought together Hindustani vocalists, Chinese instrumentalists and singers, Cantopop lyricists and scholars from India, Hong Kong and China to create new melodies. These works have so far been performed at eleven concerts in eight Asian cities.
The preview session on 24 April 2021 (Sat) at Hanart TZ Gallery offers the Hong Kong audience a sneak-peek into the album highlights, comprised of original vocal and instrumental compositions, and the associated documentary directed by noted Indian filmmaker Surabhi Sharma.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.
Date: 24 April 2021 (Sat)
Venue: Hanart TZ Gallery, 2nd Floor, Mai On Industrial Building, 17-21 Kung Yip Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hanart TZ Gallery, Moonchu Foundation, West Heavens
The Saath-Saath Project, involving a set of cross-cultural collaborations between musicians and scholars, aims to generate a strong interest in thinking through questions of cultural practice in China and India. The collaborations, which took place from 2017 to 2020, have resulted in several new pieces of music. A two-CD album and a documentary film will be released in 2021.
The Centre for Cultural Research and Development is the research centre affiliated with Lingnan University’s Department of Cultural Studies. It has four ambitious research programmes, titled Cultures of Migration, Mobility and Labour, Cultures of Sustainability, Cultures of Sound and Music, and Virality and Digital Futures. While CCRD intends to make a strong contribution to research in inter-disciplinary cultural studies, it also aims to create an interface with the cultural sector in Hong Kong and in Asia.
West Heavens is an integrated cross-cultural exchange programme. It aims to untangle and compare the different paths of modernity taken by India and China, to facilitate high-level communication between the two countries’ intellectual and art circles, and to promote interaction and cross-references between the two countries through social thoughts and contemporary art. Since 2010, the project has organized more than 100 events including forums, exhibitions, film screenings and workshops, as well as publishing more than 10 books. West Heavens is a project sponsored by Moonchu Foundation.
Gallery: Alisan Fine Arts
Artist(s): Dong Wensheng, Han Lei , Hung Fai, Hung Keung, Koon Wai Bong, Ryan LaBar, Pan Yingguo, Shi Jinsong, Wai Pong-yu, Yau Wing Fung, Zhang Jian-Jun, Zhang Xiaoli, Zhang Ying
Opening / Event Date: 13 Aug, 2021
Closing / End Date: 7 Nov, 2021