LIBERATUM HONG KONG
Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli
Creative Director and Co-founder: Rosey Chan
Participants include Pharrell Williams, Khalil Fong (方大同), Thomas Heatherwick, Philip Treacy, Marianne Faithfull, Daniel Wu(吴彦祖), William Orbit, Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader, Terence Koh (許漢威), Mike Figgis, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and many others.
Liberatum Hong Kong will bring together international cultural icons, creative leaders and acclaimed artistic minds to Hong Kong to connect them with their counterparts in Asia through an original and captivating programme.
After the great success of Liberatum festivals in different parts of the world including Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum co-founder and creative director for Hong Kong and Mainland China, Rosey Chan (陳小莉) will bring leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong, with a programme aimed at captivating and opening global minds. Some of the participants confirmed to attend include legendary singer Marianne Faithfull, Grammy Award winning producer, musician and designer, Pharrell Williams, renowned American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader, innovator and visionary architect Thomas Heatherwick, Nobel prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul, photographer Wing Shya (夏永康), singer Khalil Fong (方大同), fashion icon and hat designer Philip Treacy, Grammy Award winning record producer and musician William Orbit, composer and pianist Rosey Chan, Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh (許漢威), actor Daniel Wu (吴彦祖), American film director and playwright Neil LaBute and Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgisamong many others. In addition to the festival programme, Liberatum will present “Just Tell the Truth” short films made by Mike Figgis featuring David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Jonas Mekas, Paul Auster, John Berger, Sir Peter Blake and Siri Hustvedt. Liberatum will also present a special showcase of legendary photographer’ Guy Bourdin’s work.
Liberatum Hong Kong promises to be a mesmerising festival of art, design, fashion, literature, film, music and ideas. Building on the achievements of the previous global festivals, our vision is to produce an awe-inspiring three-day cultural convention, featuring a diverse and stimulating programme, and further raising the profile of Hong Kong as a forward-thinking world city. Liberatum HK will enhance the reputation of Hong Kong as a great cultural city and pay tribute to Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. It will present an ambitious and original programme, which will aim to place Hong Kong firmly at the centre of the international cultural scene in 2012.
Hong Kong continues to evolve and an event such as Liberatum Hong Kong 2012 will serve to nurture the city’s cultural identity locally and on the world stage.
Full programme after the jump…..
WoW, aren’t we the lucky ones, concerts after concerts.
Bjork The Volta Tour
After ten long years, Icelandic singer, songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Björk is finally returning to Hong Kong with Björk the Volta Tour Live in Hong Kong. The one-night only show will be held on Thursday, 28 February 2008 at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
Björk’s distinct, expressive vocals and avant garde delivery have won the hearts of fans ever since the launch of her first solo album Debut in 1993. And with each new album, the talented Björk takes on a new musical journey.
Her sixth solo album Volta was released in 2007 to critical acclaim. Danceable and upbeat, the tracks are interlaced with the sounds of ships mooring and setting sail, a foghorn’s call and response, sea birds, rain and a train. In other words, Volta, the latest chapter in Björk’s shape-shifting career, is yet another departure for the artist.
Music lovers should not miss this rare opportunity to see Björk’s captivating live performance. Brought to you by Midas Promotions, the one-night only gig Björk the Volta Tour Live in Hong Kong is held on 28 February 2008 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Tickets are on sale (HK$480 and $780 all standing) through HK Ticketing (http://www.hkticketing.com/eng/; tel: 31 288 288) from 18 January 2008 (today).
SANTANA Live Your Light 2008 Tour
Lushington Entertainments is proud to announce that guitar maestro and Grammy winning, recording legend Carlos Santana will perform at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Arena on March 7th 2008.
With album sales in excess of 90 million, The “Live Your Life” tour will showcase some of Santana’s greatest hits from over the years and once again provide the public an incredible opportunity to see one of the world’s most prolific and successful artists live in action. Always providing a memorable experience, Santana’s concerts remain high on the wish list of most music fans, irrespective of genre. Tickets available to the public on 29th November.
Santana is currently back in the music headlines with his latest single “Into the Night” (featuring vocals from none other than chart topping act Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger) and greatest hits release Ultimate Santana (SONY/BMG). The single itself has received critical acclaim and is now climbing the charts internationally.
Over the course of his long and rewarding career – encompassing the five most profound evolutionary decades in the history of contemporary music, from the 1960s to the ’00s – Carlos Santana has remained steadfastly loyal to the twin tenets of artistry: First, respect for the traditions and influences of the past, and second, the ability to recognize and welcome change. Long before “world music” was a genre on record store shelves – or even had a name, for that matter – Carlos Santana and the band that bears his name were laying down the tracks that would bring homegrown electric American music to the four corners of the globe.
After more than 40 years on the world stage, Carlos Santana is at a new pinnacle in his career, more vital and relevant – and more exposed on radio, TV and the Internet – than ever before. At the essence of it all is a signature sound that is unique and instantly identifiable. With his lifetime of achievement and dedication to music, every move that Santana makes is nothing less than a multi-cultural event – the soundtrack for the world. Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Ever active in social and humanitarian causes Carlos Santana launched the Milagro Foundation in 1998, the culmination of decades of support for countless charities and non-profit agencies the world over. With over $2 million in grants to date, Milagro supports organizations promoting the welfare of underserved children in the areas of health, education, and the arts.
For ticketing information, go to HK Ticketing’s website, http://www.hkticketing.com/eng/.
Clockenflap 2008 is a one-day multimedia arts and music festival showcasing high quality and original local and international artists. The event will be held at Cyberport utilising both the outdoor grass podium and the indoor arena. The event aims to provide a unique environment to facilitate the exchange of ideas between local artists, visiting artists and the general public. Clockenflap will be an engaging and entertaining day out for all ages.
Clockenflap 2008 is featuring a very strong line up from the UK, with support from the British Consulate-General, Hong Kong, and UK Trade & Investment. The artists have been selected to showcase cutting edge but accessible multi-media artists, musicians and film producers.
For more information in regarding the artists, ticketing information and feeder bus information, please visit ClockenFlap’s website @ www.clockenflap.com.
On Chinese New Year Day, 7 February 2008, The Police will be performing live for one show at The Venetian in Macao. Tickets starts from MOP$600 to MOP$1,200 (equivalent to HK$). For ticketing information, click here for the link.
After 12 years, finally we can to see the Led Zeppelin live. Reports said that 20 million people crashed the site to get tickets. Man, wish I was there. In the meantime, enjoy this live footage and report from BBC.
One more, “Good Times, Bad Times”, watch the great intro. Now seriously thinking about getting Guitar Hero III for Christmas.
From this morning’s paper
Mark your calendar, Maroon 5 will hit Hong Kong coming 19 March 2008. Tickets will be on sale from today, November 26 and ticket prices are HK$290, 490 and 690. Venue, where else, @ the AsiaWorld-Arena. For ticketing information, head over to livenationasia or HKTicketing.
[Capturing their first of two Grammys as Best New Artist of 2005, and going on to sell more than ten million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won plaudits with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane.]