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).
Brewed and bottled at the Thousand Island Lake in China fusing the finest quality malt, hops, rice and water from this pristine region delivering an Asian style lager that is truly an enlightened brew.
If starting early is any indication to the success of a musician, then Xiao Dong Wei is exceptionally no exception. .
opening and closing the show
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
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
Ning Xue - Tibetan Dance Performance
At the Detroit Music WeekenD on Saturday June 10th.. (Photos by: Steve Caldwell and harry Hovakimian)
with Xiao Dong Wei and Amber Poupore (Clean Plate)