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African American Culture


British street dance group Boy Blue Entertainment performs hip hop dance moves. Aug 10-11, 7.30pm, Aug 12, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Striking the right chord

Playing and sharing music with friends and family is an enjoyable social activity. Learning guitar is one of the more easily achievable means, as many popular songs only require a person to learn three or four chords.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

How to be Black

How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston Harper Audio (audiobook)

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Never too late to rock 'n' roll

Black Keys' seventh studio album, El Camino, is a throwback to the best America has offered: the music is a throwback to good old American rock 'n' roll; the album title to American cars - more specifically the General Motors vehicle produced intermittently from the 60s to late 80s.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Redefining indie rock

Band name: The Jezabels

Members: Hayley Mary (vocals), Heather Shannon (keyboard), Nik Kaloper (drums), Sam Lockwood (guitar)

Based in: Sydney

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Looking past the vampires and zombies that have invaded popular culture, 2011 proved to be a rich and diverse year for new television dramas - historical, fantasy, science-fiction, crime, comedy, realism; you name the genre, we've seen it excel on the small screen.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Notes

Live jazz in Hong Kong enjoyed an exceptional year in 2011 with memorable gigs by Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius, Ernie Watts with Jeremy Monteiro, Shunzo Ohno, and three jazz festivals in three months, showcasing both local and international talent.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Next weekend is going to be busy for Ginger Kwan. On Friday the singer appears at the Joyce is Not Here Artists Bar & Cafe performing what she describes as 'an eclectic mix of acoustic jazz with Orlando Bonzi, an extremely talented musician from Brazil' as part of the Peel Jazz Festival.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Proof, for anybody who needs it, that jazz can be enriched by borrowing from other musical traditions will be provided this week by artists from Europe.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival (HKIJF) begins with a free outdoor concert at 2pm today at the Cultural Centre. The programme concludes with a two-day extravaganza in West Kowloon next weekend - when another jazz festival begins.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Two interesting and unusual gigs are scheduled for Saturday night: neither can be called pure jazz, but each has a significant jazz element.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Tar Baby

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison (read by Desiree Coleman) Random House (audiobook)

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dance culture spreads

Hip hop culture has spread around the world through music video programmes such as MTV.

Many young people love to copy the eye-catching dance moves and images they see in their favourite music videos.

Hip hop dancing is also a great way to keep fit.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Hong Kong-based jazz musicians are now commuting regularly to Shanghai, and some have even relocated there. One of those is trumpeter Toby Mak, who I saw on a recent visit to the city at the Peace Hotel Jazz Bar, sitting in with a modified line-up of the Theo Crocker Sextet.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Trisonique's way with jazz

Name: Hakuei Kim Born: Kyoto, Japan Zodiac: Aries Chinese zodiac: Rabbit Band: Trisonique Band members: Hakuei Kim (piano), Tomokazu Sugimoto (bass), Hidenobu 'Kalta' Otsuki (drums) Records: Trisonique (2011)

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am