China ~ Detroit Fusion.

 

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An adventure in and of itselF..


This month we are taking In Transit On the musical journey To China....
This is equaly as exciting as intriguing! We will mix traditional music from China with  Detroit's funky sounds, as well as.. Detroit's greatest hits with unique Chinese rhythms.  

On the stage, Solid as a rock,  Detroit's Funkiest House Band: Sean Blackman, the producer and the visionary, on acoustic guitar, Steve Caldwell on electric guitar, James Simonson on bass, Larry Fratangelo on percussion, and Ron Otis on drums.

We are honored to share the stage with two brilliant World Class musicians representing their Incredibly rich and beautiful culture: XIAO DONG WEI on Erhu, - Chinese two-stringed violin, and a guzheng - a 21-stringed zither, and flying in from Boston, YAZHI GUO, widely known as the best Suona player.  Suona, also called laba or haidi, is a Chinese sorna (double-reeded horn).

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The House Band

 from left:   Sean Blackman   (Acoustic guitar)  .  STEVE CALDWELL   (Electric Guitar.).    JAMES SIMONSON   (bass)  .  Larry Fratangelo   (PERCussion)  . RON OTIS  (drums)

from left: Sean Blackman (Acoustic guitar) . STEVE CALDWELL (Electric Guitar.).  JAMES SIMONSON (bass) . Larry Fratangelo (PERCussion) . RON OTIS (drums)

Featured Performers

XIAO DONG WEI (erhu, guzheng) 

If starting early is any indication to the success of a musician, then Xiao Dong Wei is exceptionally no exception. .

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 photo source:  TheBostonGlobe

photo source: TheBostonGlobe

2012 Hong Kong Award for Best Artist winner (Music)
In Asia, he was widely known as “THE” best Suona player.... 

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opening and closing the show

 photo by I Ingo Rautenberg

photo by IIngo Rautenberg

a trained musicologist and composer with deep and current knowledge of most music genre, specializing in Jazz, Classical, Experimental, Blues, Art Rock, Electronic, World, Funk/Soul/R&B, Reggae, Acoustic/Bluegrass and beyond. Adams’ original compositions can be heard in commercials, film soundtracks and live performances for solo piano 

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CHINESE DANCE...

CHINESE CLASSICAL DANCE & CHINESE DAI NATIONAL FOLK DANCE

Inner-Action Dance

Performance Directed and Choreographed by Sharon Kong..

Dance #2 “Auspicious Peacock” This dance expresses a beautiful peacock dancing in the forest and enjoying the charm of nature.

PERFORMERS FROM INNER-ACTION DANCE STUDIO: Sophia Papadopoulos, Mandy He, Shelly Zhang, Lucy Duan, Emma Sheddan..

Dance #1  "Blooming" , This dance shows the resurgence of the earth, the prosperity of the flowers in full bloom

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Ning Xue - Tibetan Dance Performance

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM YAZHI GUO...

In Transit China BEFORE THE June 29th SHOW...

At the Detroit Music WeekenD  on Saturday June 10th.. (Photos by: Steve Caldwell and harry Hovakimian)

From left: John Barron bass, Harry Hovakimian, electric violin, Larry Fratangelo percussion, Sean Blackman Acoustic Guitar, Xiao Dong Wei erhu

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From left: Xiao Dong Wei erhu, Steve Caldwell ElectricGuitar

Larry Fratangelo

Sean Blackman, Steve Caldwell

Beautiful Detroit crowd

 

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 artwork by Luzhen Qiu

artwork by Luzhen Qiu

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with Xiao Dong Wei and Amber Poupore (Clean Plate)

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