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DONGPING NATIONAL FOREST PARK

Music Festival

Oct 18-19, 2014
70 RMB (One-day Pass)
130 RMB (Two-day Pass)

Other Activities:

Camping & Campfire Party: 300 RMB / 2 people(Only for Two-day Pass Ticket payers)
Fun Sports Games: 50 RMB
Rock / Tree Climbing: 50 RMB
Live CS: 80 RMB
Orienteering: 30 RMB

NEW HONGQIAO CENTRAL PARK

Oct 18-19, 2014
90 RMB (One-day Pass)
160 RMB (Two-day Pass)

THE MIXING ROOM (MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA)

Date Concert Ticket Price
Oct 20 From magic Latin to Piazzolla VIP: 980/880/680 RMB,Normal: 480/280 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
Oct 21 Apocalypse from Central Asia VIP: 800/680 RMB,Normal: 480/380/300/280/180 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
Oct 22 The Korean Snowpiercer VIP: 800 RMB,Normal: 480/380/280/180 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
Oct 23 Pure Maori voice VIP: 980/880/680 RMB,Normal: 480/280 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
Oct 24 Nomad encounter VIP: 800/720 RMB,Normal: 520/420/320/300/220 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
Oct 25 Isvara World VIP: 800/720 RMB,Normal: 520/420/320/300/220 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
Oct 26 Revisit the Shanghai Noah’s Ark VIP: 800/720 RMB,Normal: 520/420/320/300/220 RMB,Commonweal: 80 RMB
  Hotline: 021-32231016
Ways to buy tickets
 
Weibo @世界音乐季
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1. Stephan Micus / Germany

“He’s a genius, a unique talent, a painter of soundscapes, one of Europe’s strongest and most original soloists.” Fanfare (USA)

Born in 1953 in Germany, Stephan Micus made his first journey to the Orient at the age of sixteen. Fascinated by the variety of musical cultures around the world, Micus has travelled in virtually every Asian and European country as well as in Africa and the Americas. Studying with local master musicians he learned to play numerous traditional instruments, many of them unknown in the Western world. However, Micus’s intention is not to play these instruments in a traditional manner, but rather to develop the fresh musical possibilities which he feels are inherent in them. In many of his compositions, which he performs himself, he combines instruments that have never before been played together. The resulting dialogues further reflect his vision of a transcultural music. In addition to his exclusively acoustic instruments Micus also uses his voice. The words he sings do not, however, carry any known meaning. Only on ATHOS and PANGIA did he set to music ancient Greek prayers to the Virgin Mary.

2. Huun Huur Tu / Tuva

“Huun Huur Tu successfully achieves a mimetic energy in the combination of voice and instruments, sounding like a descending wind traveling down a snow-peaked mountain…” Alarm Magazine

Huun Huur Tu is a music group from Tuva, a Russian republic situated on the Mongolian border. Tuva had achieved legendary status among a small group of devotees fascinated by the phenomenon of throat-singing, in which a single vocalist produces two or even three notes simultaneously by selectively amplifying harmonics naturally present in the voice.

Huun Huur Tu was founded in 1992 by Sasha Bapa with his brother, Sayan, and two other musicians, Kaigal-ool Khovalyg and Albert Kuvezin. Ever since they have tried to focus on the performance of "old and forgotten songs", as Sasha put it. “Huun Huur Tu” means "sunbeams", or the vertical separation of light rays that one can see out on the grasslands just after sunrise or just before sunset. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the palette of electronica, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions. The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement.

3. Gochag Askarov & Mugham ensemble / Azerbaijan

“They played music of extraordinary sophistication, with both passion and reserve that made it all the more powerful in a beautiful garden setting.” London Evening Standard newspaper

Gochag Askarov performs Mugham, a classical genre of Azerbaijani traditional music proclaimed by UNESCO a “masterpiece of oral & intangible cultural heritage of the humankind”. It is a music of great emotional power and sophistication that, despite its archaic musical language and ancient poetic texts, has a universal and contemporary appeal. Gochaq Askarov is only one of a handful of mugham artists and the western musical press often compares his singing manner with that of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the great Pakistani Qawwali singer.

Since 2007, for seven years of his public music activity, 35-year old Gochag Askarov has given more than 40 solo concerts throughout the world, has performed at many important music events, including WOMAD, WOMEX, and other international world music festivals. He has been the first and, to the date, the only Azerbaijani singer to perform at the BBC Promenade Concerts at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London.

4. Urna Charhar-Tugchi / Ordos, Germany

“During the past decade, from the east to the west, people have been moved to tears in Urna Charhar-Tugchi’s music, where they found the brightness, calmness and freedom.”

She is the flamen of Mongolian soul music. Her voice roots in recognitions of the grassland, sky, wind, animal and people of Mongolia. It is resonance of the land and echoes of the air. Her voice also passes mountains and seas and arrives in the center of the world. She dialogues with the best musicians, bands and orchestras of the world with her voice - “a delicate instrument with four octave range”.

As one of the leading musicians active in the international world music scene, Urna was born in Ordos, Mongolia, currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Due to her tremendous contribution to the development of world music, she won the RUTH Award - Best International Artist in Germany in 2003. Received systematic music education from the Shanghai Conservatory, she maintains utterly authentic voice. She has developed her unique vocal style based on her explore to the traditional Mongolian music treasure, meanwhile compose and write lyrics herself. Since 1995, she has presented 6 albums, including Tal Nutag (1995), Crossing (1997), Hödööd (1999), Jamar (2000), Amilal (2005), Tenggeriin Shivuu (2012). In 2009 she acted as the main role of the film ‘The two horses of Genghis Khan’.

5. Kroke / Poland

“At times they sound jazzy, at times contemporary, at times classical. Their music is at once passionate and danceable.” Dominic Raui

Kroke is a renowned Polish trio founded in 1992. Initially, they were associated with klezmer music with strong Balkan influences. Now their work draws inspiration from a variety of ethnic music and sounds of the Orient, combining these with jazz to create their own distinctive style.

Steven Spielberg, delighted with Kroke's concert, invited the band to Jerusalem to perform at Survivors Reunion ceremony and during the Polish premier of the film Schindler’s List. Thanks to Peter Gabriel the band took part in WOMAD Festival in the United Kingdom. The Secrets of The Life Tree piece, performed by Kroke, featured on the soundtrack of David Lynch movie Inland Empire. The meeting of Kroke and Nigel Kennedy resulted in a joint work – the East Meets East album. In recent years the band also collaborated with Anna Maria Jopek, Edyta Geppert, Maja Sikorowska, Krzysztof Herdzin, Norwegian band Tindra, Spanish violinist Diego Galaz, Mongolian singer Urna Chahar-Tugchi and Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra. They also appeared on the most prestigious music festivals around the world.

6. Jambinai / South Korea

“Playing the traditional haegum, piri and geomungo in post-rock style, Jambinai’s music reflects the spirit and social conflicts in the new era of the 21st century.”

Creating some of the most innovative sounds in East Asia’s underground scene, Jambinai are an award-winning post-rock/world music hybrid act that was formed in Seoul, South Korea in 2009 by guitarist and piri (oboe) player Ilwoo Lee, haegum (a fiddle-like instrument) player Bomi Kim, and geomungo (zither) player Eun Youg Sim. Jambinai issued their debut full-length album, Différance, in February 2012. Challenging and compelling, the highly-acclaimed affair won “Best Crossover Album” at the 2013 Korean Music Awards and also earned Jambinai a nomination for “Best Jazz &Crossover Performance” at the ceremony as well. In 2013, Jambinai played well-received sets at a number of international festivals including the World Village Festival in Finland, Cena Contemporanea in Brazil, WOMEX in Wales, and the Oslo World Music Festival in Norway.

7. Badi Assad / Brazil

““Guitar greatness must be genetic. Want a proof? Check out Badi Assad, kid sister of Sergio and Odair Assad. This is serious stuff, played with complete command and vibrating musicianship. Add her stunning, vocals an mouth percussion, and the result is musical magic.” Acoustic Guitar

“Coming from an equally successful family of musicians, Badi Assad is quite certainly one of the most striking, unique and successful musicians of Brazil. She has voted one of the world’s best guitarists by “Guitar Player” magazine and was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the top guitarists from Brazil - period. She transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and world/ethnic sounds from around the world. On stage Badi Assad is an electrifying performing artist. A true virtuoso, she sings, plays guitar, dances and excels in vocal and body percussion – all at the same time! With ten CDs released around the world and many awards won, her last CD, Wonderland, was ranked one of the 100 best albums of the year by the BBC.

Assad has worked with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma and Sarah McLachlan among others. Her performances in some of the most prestigious international festivals such as Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival…

8. Ramzailech / Israel

“Ramzailech sounds like no other group, merging klezmer, industrial, hip-hop, jazz, and Middle Eastern music into a rush of sound and feeling, the past slam dancing into the future. Multicultural mania this intense can only be made in Israel.” Ayelet Dekel

Ramzailech calls their music "hardcore klezmer," and for good reason. This young group merges industrial rock and jazz with klezmer and Arabic music – a multicultural mash-up that could only come from their home country of Israel. Watching Ramzailech is like watching the past smash into the future: Gal Klein provides traditional melodies on the clarinet, a key instrument in klezmer music, while guitarist Amit Peled and drummer Dekel Dvir provide loud and infectious grooves with the goal of getting the audience to "rock out". Joined by Michael Guy on bass and Hod Moshonov on the "keytar" (an electric keyboard worn like a guitar), Ramzailech says their performances strive to become "almost religious experiences as the fans and band become one".

9. Tango Libertad / Beijing

“When tango meets traditional Chinese philosophy…”

In terms of character, there are many contrasting qualities between Tango and traditional Chinese music. Tango Libertad is interested in exploring the convergence of Eastern philosophy and intense sensory experiences, while achieving an artistic perfection and balance. Founded in 2011, Tango Libertad’s music is distinct in its style and direction. Featuring the accordion-like Argentinian bandoneon at its core, Tango Libertad is able to break down the barriers between Eastern and Western Art while principally rooted in traditional Chinese philosophy. This creates a new interpretation of Tango music, one that is infused with Chinese sensibilities, and yet still contains an undoubtedly Argentinian flavor. Audiences will find themselves transported to the exotic dance floors of Buenos Aires, and enchanted by a distinctly Chinese take of Piazzolla.

10. Maisey Rika / New Zealand

“Heartfelt music and song showcasing what I believe to be one of the most arresting and beautiful voices to emerge from New Zealand, ever.” Paul Mclaney, Mushroom Music

Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika, has one of New Zealand's most impressive lead vocal style, fused with her honest and thought-invoking messages. Her spine-tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori lyrics are capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad. Her songs are filled with touching tales and the universal emotions of hardship, happiness, love, justice and sorrow we can all relate to.

Maisey won four categories at the 2010 Waiata Maori Music Awards including 'Best Maori Female Solo Artist Award' (she won in 2009 as well), 'Best Maori Pop Album', Best Maori Song and Best Maori Songwriter of the year. In 2013, Maisey won four out of six nominated categories at the Waiata Maori Music Awards. Maisey has toured New Zealand, Australia, Asia and is now currently expanding through Europe and America. Live performances have put her alongside Dave Dobbyn, Hinewehi Mohi, Anika Moa, Australian Idol - Stan Walker, 5 time U.S.A Grammy award winners "The Blind Boys of Alabama" and many more well known musicians/artists.

11. Toni Huata / New Zealand

“Toni brings forth sounds and feelings from the past, mixes it with today's international musical influences to present a sound for the future.” Tū Mai Magazine, NZ

From London jazz clubs and European arts festivals to New Zealand’s International Festival of the Arts, Toni Huata’s style and strength as a performer allow her to stand confidently in the Maori and non-Maori worlds. Toni is a songstress, actor, performer and director whose talent takes her to music and dance festivals both nationally and around the world. Toni has performed in London, Spain, Holland, Germany, Canada, Australia, Hawaii, Rarotonga, the Philippines, and at islands across the Pacific.

Toni's music reflects her deep spiritual roots however her vocals range from jazz, soul, opera to kapa haka. Toni’s voice features in Peter Jackson’s film King Kong and she has performed in multiple theatre roles including her starring role as Hine nui te Po in the renowned aerial theatre production of ‘Maui – One Man against the Gods’. Toni has released five solo albums: she has been nominated for six music awards and her 4th solo album, Hopukia, won Best Maori Pop Album at the Maori Music Awards in 2013.

12. The Randy Abel Stable / Beijing

The Stable combines honky tonk, country, bluegrass and blues to produce a unique sound that has been described as having "the realism and sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the imagery and lyricism of Hank Williams Sr. and the excitement and raw energy of the Ramones".

The Randy Abel Stable is an Americana or Alt-Country band from Beijing, China. Critically acclaimed for their live shows, The Stable plays a variety of musical instruments which are native to the United States of America and are seldom seen in China (e.g. banjo, mandolin, dobro and harmonica). Drawing inspiration from a wide range of genres, a typical live performance by The Stable takes its predominantly Chinese audience through a musical journey of honky tonk, country, bluegrass and blues composed of original country ballads, crisp honky tonk dance tunes, Mississippi Delta blues and traditional Rock N' Roll.

Since bursting onto the Beijing music scene in 2011, The Stable has played at all major music venues and music festivals in Beijing and numerous shows throughout many other Chinese cities. The Stable has supported various international acts during their tours of China, including most recently, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jorma Kaukonen during his 2012 China tour, Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady, and Australian bluesman, Jeff Lang.

13. Studio 188 / Shanghai

T“It boasts the raw energy of Australia with the sophisticated yet primal sounds of Latin America, coupled with the polished cerebral traditions of Europe and the enigmatic brilliance of China.”

Studio 188 is a multicultural band from Shanghai found in 2004. Over the last 10 years, the band has undergone significant changes in personnel style and capabilities. Studio 188 continues to enjoy the influences of a staggering array of nationalities and cultures, through the personnel it hosts and has hosted. It boasts the raw energy of Australia with the sophisticated yet primal sounds of Latin America, coupled with the polished cerebral traditions of Europe and the enigmatic brilliance of China. Oh, and it also has some Gringos too. Now the band is stronger than ever. Having played over 450 shows to thousands, Studio 188’s reputation as a professional, hardworking and polished show band precedes each event and performance.

14. SoundScape / Shanghai

“Organic sound of ethnic instruments is a great medium for expressing emotions in a raw unpolished form and SoundScape does just that.”

“SoundScape is bound by their passion for ethnic music and together they create a musical masala that will captivate you, the listener, taking you on a journey toward unchartered land. Shanghai is SoundScape’s birthplace, lending itself to the contemporary element of the music by being the cosmopolitan city that it is, and it is this fusion of cultures and musical styles that gives the band their unique flavour. SoundScape is an experience, so whether you prefer to sit back and listen or dance your socks off just enjoy the ride.

SoundScape is
Renaud Gay: Didgeridoo, Jaw Harp, Suling, Algoza, Throat Singing
Daniel Saracino: Harmonium, Indian Singing
Lamu: Tibetan Singing
Rasa: Harmonium, Singing, Kartals, Djembe, Doumbek, Frame Drums
Yuan ChaoZhen: Cajon, Djembe, Kanjira, Kalimba, Pandeiro, Riq

*Coming soon: information about activities other than music shows!
*Coming soon: information about activities other than music shows!
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How to get there?

Public Transportation

1)JuYe Road Station, Metro Line 6 > ShenChong Bus Line 6 to Nanmen Gang Station > NanDong/NanJiang Bus Line to Dongping National Forest Park
2)WenShui Road Station, Metro Line 1 > ShenChong Bus Line 3 to Chongming South Gate Station > NanDong/NanJiang Bus Line to Dongping National Forest Park

Driving

Pudong > Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge > ChenHai Road > Panlong Gong Road > North BeiYan Road > Dongping National Forest Park

Where to live?

Two-day Pass Ticket payers are allowed to buy “Camping & Campfire Party Ticket” (each ticket for 2 people) and could camp out at the forest park.

What to eat?

Barbecue

“Camping & Campfire Party Ticket” payers could enjoy barbecues at a certain area.

Different kinds of food

There will be a food court in the forest park, providing different kinds of food.

What to play?

Camping & campfire party, fun sports games, rock / tree climbing, live CS, orienteering…

Where to go?

No. 2238 West Yan’an Road (near Yili Road)

Public Transportation

1)Bus No.320/709/827/836 to ‘HongQiao Road GuBei Road Station’ > South Gate of the central park
2)Bus No.57/328/748/806/911/925/936 to ‘West Yan’an Road LouShanGuan Road Station’ > North Gate of the central park
3)Bus No.709/72/808/855/911 to ‘Yili Road AnShun Road Station’ > East Gate of the central park

Driving

There is a parking area at the North Gate of the central park, holding 80 parking spots.

What to play?

There are 5 scenic spots located in the central park: central fountain, both sides of Yan’an Elevated Road, mid-lake pavilion, east hill and west hill.

Where to go?

The Mixing Room is situated on the South West side of the Mercedes-Benz Arena, and its entrances can be found on F1 and B1.

Public Transportation

Metro—Line 8 China Art Museum Station (Exit 4)
Public Bus—China Pavilion Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Bus No. 177, Bus No. 83. (Stop: Shibo Avenue Shangnan Road)

Driving

Mercedes-Benz Arena is located on No. 1200, Shibo Avenue in Pudong District, which is adjacent to China Art Museum and Expo Boulevard, east to Shangnan Road and west to West Gaoke Road. The parking garage is located underground on Level B2. There are two entrances that lead to more than 430 parking spots, and the Southwest Entrance is reserved for public use (please come in through this one).

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What to eat?

Krabi Thai, Wooree Bibimbap, Ajisen Ramen, Coco's Kitchen, Snacko, Authentic Taro Round Dessert, Starbucks…
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