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Estate at Nine Dragons (Zhejiang)

Festival Ticket(Undetermined)

Oct.2—Oct.4

New Hongqiao Central Park (No.2238,Yan‘an west Rd,Changning District,Shanghai)

Oct.17(Saturday)Single Day Ticket:100 RMB/ticket
Oct.18(Sunday)Single Day Ticket:100 RMB/ticket

Shanghai Grand Theatre (300 Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu)

Date Item Price
Oct.13 German Diaz Trio(Spanish) 680(Sold Out)/280/180/80RMB
Oct.14 The Adler Trio(Israel) 680(Sold Out)/280/180/80RMB
Oct.15 The Tursun Family Ensemble(China)
Emam & Friends Trio(Iran/India)
680(Sold Out)/280/180/80RMB
Oct.18 Chemirani Trio(Iran)
Urna Charhar-Tugchi&Chemirani Trio(Erdos/German)
680(Sold Out)/280/180/80RMB

Lingang Central Lawn(1 Shengang Da Dao)

Oct.1 — Oct.7 Entrance Ticket—Early Bird:100RMB(Include 100RMB/ticket *3)
Oct.1 — Oct.7 Pre-sale Joint Ticket + Entrance Ticket +Gallery:65RMB/person

(A person of ticket, admission by ticket; Children under 1.2m in height are free for tickets. )

Xixi National Wetland Park (Zhejiang)

Festival Ticket(Undetermined)

Oct.5 — Oct.7





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1. Stephan Micus (Germany)

Stephan Micus, a world famous German classical musician, will return to China in 2015 with his new album, ‘Nomad Song’. Stephan Micus is a great composer, multi-instrument player and musical anthropologist. A skilled player of several musical instruments, he has also produced and transformed many instruments. He is a music genius as well as an eminent monk. In the past four decades, ECM has produced twenty of his albums. Stephen’s music does not belong exclusively to any one nation or country, rather, his influences extend to a variety of exotic styles from around the world. He has created a kind of “World Music” which transcends spatial limitations and embraces cultural diversity. In his live concerts he plays many instruments in innovative ways, combining styles from different countries. His audiences feel the spiritual peace and beauty in his musical fusion of culture, nations, space and time. Stephen, in his album ‘Nomad Song’, embodies a musical nomad and pays his respect to the ancient ethnic group who lived in harmony with nature.

2. German Diaz Trio (Spain)

German Diaz is a world famous master musician, genius composer and stage performer, who combines academic and craftsmanship styles. The hurdy-gurdy is generally thought to have originated sometime before the eleventh century A.D. Owing to its incompatibility with European Classical Music, it has once been relegated to the streets. It is German who brought this musical instrument back to the stage of exquisite music. He makes the best use of this ancient instrument in performing different styles of ravishing Tango, melancholic New Jazz and delicate Folk Tunes. In the past two decades, German has built an interesting, independent kingdom of emotive expression. The instrument, hurdy-gurdy, has played a key role. At German’s concerts, there are all kinds of "toys" on the stage, such as; Reel, Gear, Radial, Music Box, Antique Harmonica, Loop Sampler and Vinyl Record from the 1940s. German acts more like a magician or director of a puppet show on stage. He prefers to use the punched paper, that is almost extinct, to record his scores. By combining these punched paper recordings with his self-transformed “mechanical instrument", he constructs "his own kingdom". The performances of German Diaz Trio include Wind Instruments like Oboe and English horn. The glamour of old Europe can make you yearn for the world described in the book Die Welt von Gestern by Sreran Zweig. In the past two decades, German has often performed in many famous Concert Halls and Music Festivals. In 2009, his album, ‘the popular song in civil war’ won two awards; Jazz Writings Magazine Silver Award and Jazz in Tokyo Best Album. Due to the innovative development of the ancient instrument, German is reputed as “James Hendrix in the hurdy-gurdy world”.

3. Famoudou&Hamana Folikan (Guinea)

Famoudou Konate is a Malinke master drummer from Guinea. He is a virtuoso of the djembe drum and its orchestra. One of only a handful of initiated masters of the Malinke drumming tradition, Famoudou is universally respected as one of the worlds premiere djembe master drummers. He has dedicated his life to performing and preserving the music of his people, helping to elevate the djembe orchestra from its traditional roots to worldwide popularity. A percussive prodigy, Famoudou, created many of the musical arrangements now common in West African performance groups worldwide. In 1986, Konate began his independent teaching career in Europe, teaching and performing with the Famoudou Konate Ensemble, formed and managed by the legendary drumming duo from Berlin, “Djembe Tubabu” (Silvia Kronewald and Paul Engel). It will be his last appearance in the Music Festival.

4.Vocal Sampling(Cuba)

Vocal Sampling may sound like a full salsa band, but in reality their unique sound is created by a six piece, Cuban a-capella group. With minimum technology, they use only their voices, their cupped hands and their own bodies to create a full range of timbres and textures. All the instruments of the Latin Orchestra - percussion, horns, keyboard and bass - are vocally reproduced with astonishing accuracy for their hugely entertaining set of classic boleros, rumbas, and salsa, as well as more contemporary compositions. The six members of Vocal Sampling, all accomplished instrumentalists and arrangers, met at Havana's Instituto Superior de Arte, while studying music in 1989. Since then the group has gained the attention of artists such as Bobby Mcferrin, Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon. The group has continued to tour successfully throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. Recent highlights have included the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the London Jazz Festival and the Nuit des Choeurs spectacle in Belgium.

5. The Adler Trio(Israel)

Regarded as a handed-down classic in world music, the Adler Trio is a respected group whose music has received international acclaim for fifty years. International Harmonica Federation ranks them as the world's top Harmonica Ensemble and invited them to judge the First World Harmonica Championship. Their performance has a rich music style, covering light classic, pop music, soul music, folk music and Israeli Jewish music which is their specialty. The Adler Trio will perform different kinds of music in each concert, providing a sumptuous musical feast for the audience. In 2000, Michal, an Israeli Harmonica player, the daughter of the founder, took over the lead as the 3rd generation of their family. Her husband Shlomo Grinich is a talented Israeli composer. He has injected more popular elements of the era to their works, making their performance full of energy and hope. Family affection always accompanies their music. Since the beginning of the second half of the last century, the Adler Family’s music brims with warmth. Their legend depends on the inheritance of their family's tradition rather than their international reputation.

6. Amazigh Kateb Trio (France/ Algeria)

The Gnawa people are generally believed to originate from the Sahelian region of West and Central Africa. This is one of the most influential regions in the field of folk music. While adopting Islam, Gnawa continued to celebrate ritual possession. Nowadays, Gnawa music has won an international profile and appeal due to its combination of contemporary music. Amazigh Kateb Trio led by Amazigh Kateb is the most popular group in this trend. He is the son of the famous writer Kateb Yacine. He was once a member of the group in Grenoble Gnawa Diffusion, then constructed the group of Amazigh Kateb Trio in France. He sings and accompanies himself with the Gimbri (Gnawa instrument that is probably the ancestor of the bass and is played as a “slapping electric bass” –very funky indeed!) He is always very socially involved with the lyrics of his songs in English, French, Arab and Berber languages. Amazigh’s soulful voice, hypnotic, trance like grooves, and memorable melodies, added to his natural charm on and off the stage, have made him a great success amongst his adoring legions of fans!

7. Alvdalens Elektriska(Sweden)

Born in Älvdalen, Dalarna, Willemark is one of the most outstanding folk musicians in Sweden. Her debut solo album, released in 1989, won both a Grammis and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Since 1990, Willemark has worked with Möller - a flute, octave mandolin, shawn, accordion, trumpet, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer, lute, percussion, and folk harp player - from southern Switzerland. They joined with upright bass player Per Gudmundson to form Frifot, a group devoted to improvising on traditional Swedish tunes. For several decades Willemark has been widening her scope through collaborations with jazz musicians and other artists. She is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and is often seen on stage across Sweden and abroad.

8. Chemirani Trio (Iran)

Reputed as the Treasure of Iran, Djamchid Chemirani is a percussionist well-known for his preservation and innovation of the Zarb Instrument Drum. He and his two sons have come together to create one of the best Percussion Ensembles in the world: the Chemirani Trio. As a percussion instrument, the Zarb Drum had its first appearance in the Persian Kingdom. Its variety of scales can extend as broad as the range of a piano, while having more changes due to the combination of rhythms. In the course of his career, Chemirani has not only gained inspiration from the ancient Iranian poems but also developed more complicated vocal and rhythmic variations.

9. Urna Charhar-Tugchi (Ordos/Germany)

'During the past decade, from East to West, people have been moved to tears in Urna Charhar-Tugchi's music, where they find brightness, calmness and freedom. She is the flamen of Mongolian soul music. Her voice roots in its recognitions of the grassland, sky, wind, animals and people of Ordos. She evokes the resonance of the land and recreates echoes of the air. Her voice also traverses mountains and seas before reaching the centre of the world. She collaborates with the best musicians, bands and orchestras around the world with her voice - "a delicate instrument with four octave range". She has maintained her utterly authentic voice and developed a unique vocal style based on her exploration into the treasure that is traditional Mongolian music. She explains, “I interpret my songs with all my life and energy; therefore, I feel rebirth after each performance.” 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. Meanwhile she composes and writes lyrics herself. Since 1995, six albums have been released. In 2009, she acted in the film Zwei Pferde des Dschingis Khan.

10. Emam & Friends Trio (Iran/India)

Profound Indian, classical music - full of complex rhythms, charming melody and wise philosophy - allows people to feel, with great delicacy, the four seasons of heaven and earth. The introduction of classical Indian music in the contemporary era, gave birth to new musical achievements. As a drummer and composer, Emam is one of the heirs and innovators of Indian traditional music. On this occasion he will perform with Indian musician Salod master Mukesh Sharma and multi-instrument player, Gari Hegedus. Emam studied under the instruction of the Indian Tabla Master, Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain from 1978. He has made a great contribution to Northern Indian Drum music. He has been the producer of records for Indian Masters such as, Pandit Jasraj, Jariprasad Chaurasia and Zakir Hussain. As a performer and composer, he incorporates his Indian musical influence with his Iranian Heritage. Having traveled around the world for 30 years, Emam has made acquaintances with many ‘friends’, ranging from American Jazz to European Chamber Music. He also has a brilliant connection with pop music, Djembe and Indian Tabla Drum.

11. Arifa (Dutch)

Arifa Quartet can be described as a troupe combining the essence of traditional and European Jazz. Full of depth, introspection and freedom, New Jazz flows through the ancient River of Babylon and Anatolia Plateau, transforming into a beautiful symphony of mystery and cultural depth. Their album ‘Transcend Babylon’ and ‘Anatolia alchemists’ has received a five star rating from the Jazzhead Magazine. Founded in the Netherlands in 2010, Arifa Quartet has influenced the world music scene and has collaborated with many Asian-European musicians. In 2014, they collaborated with Chinese musicians to reconstruct Music of the "Silk Road".

12. Sousou&Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden)

The Sousou & Maher Cissoko (from the South of Sweden and the South of Senegal), is one of the most influential European, world music groups. Both Sousou and Maher grew up in families of musicians and it was the interest in West African kora (a harp lute) that has brought them together. In the performance of Sousou & Maher Cissoko, magnificent kora playing and soulful singing combines with a rhythmic energy and influences from folk, soul and jazz. Sousou & Maher Cissoko’s music is a kind of border crossing, constantly on the move, with the musical and human elements as principal driving force. “It’s not a meeting between Senegalese folk music and Swedish folk music; we are working more on finding and developing our own expressions, creating our own songs and finding our own voices. Times change and we are living in a global world now where everything is connected”, says Sousou & Maher Cissoko. Sousou & Maher perform as a duo, trio or with a full band with guitar, kora, double bass/electric bass and percussion.

13. Ensemble Turan (Kazakhstan)

The term Turan, of Persian origin, literally meaning "the land of the Tur", is a region in Central Asia. Ensemble Turan’s performances combine exotic scenes such as; the kingdom of mystery, migration of Nomads, Silk Road on horseback and Wolf Totem in tent. This provides the audience with an opportunity to appreciate the captivating nature of live performance. In 2008, a group of students studying at Kazakhstan Academy of Music formed the Ensemble Turan. They went on to create a sensation in Music Festivals around the world in addition to being featured on the Discovery Channel.

14. SoundScape (Multinational)

SoundScape is a group bound together by their passion for ethnic music. The group formed in Shanghai in 2009. A truly international mix of musicians with a down-to-earth, tender, sweet, yet energetic sound. SoundScape is an organic musical masala where east meets the rest. Its organic sound of ethnic instruments is a great medium for expressing emotions in a raw, unpolished form. The earthy, telluric sound of the Didjeridoo, the hypnotic mood of Harmonium, the flowing melodious lines of Tibetan and Indian Vocals and Flutes, accompanied by dynamic percussion, makes SoundScape's performance an unforgettable experience for audiences.

15. The Tursun Family Ensemble (China)

Born of a famous family of musicians is the Tursun Family Ensemble of Northern Xinjiang. Sanubar is reputed as “Uyghur Queen of Song". She is not only well-known in her hometown, but is loved by people of other countries from around the world. Since the mid 1980's, the Tursun Family Ensemble has released many tapes and records throughout Uyghur. Several brothers and sisters of Sanubar are professional musicians, including her brother: the legendary figure of Uyghur Music. Sanubar performs Uygur folk song in her unique, strong and high voice, accompanied by delicate songs of the Tursun Family Ensemble. Sanubar has been performing on international stages including those of Europe and America. She has recorded in Italy and is known for her collaboration with the famous Pipa player Wu Man. This will be the Tursun Family’s debut in Shanghai.

16. Anuar&“7” (China)

Anuar Kaldekhan is an independent musician who specialises in composition. He attended Kazakhstan Kurmangazy State College of Music Arts. Anuar formed the live band Alakhan in 2012, and since then they have performed in all the major cities of China. The essence of Anuar’s music is found in his unique and distinctive appreciation of the value of life. The nature of this music reflects a deep investigation of instruments such as the Dombra and Sybyzgy. These instruments were clearly a strong influence in the method of composition and creation. Anuar’s music has been circulating in Alakhan regions like Altay, Qinghe and Fuyun area.

17. Li Daiguo (USA)

Regarded as a geek in the music world, Li Daiguo, has been playing a mixture of Chinese and world instruments such as piano, violin, erhu, pipa and cello since childhood. During university days, he began exploring a variety of world music (Finnish, Carnatic Indian, etc.), improvisational music and New Music as well as undertaking a Violin Performance and Literature major at San Diego State University. His diverse repertoire of musical styles and genres includes; contemporary American music, African music, improvised jazz scat singing and voice beat-box pyrotechnics, plus, a good dollop of Chinese classical and contemporary sounds. As an extremely well versed music geek, he delivers unique performances, reflecting a dramatic schism relating to the influx of Western culture within Chinese music.

18. Wu Huanqing (China)

Huanqing Wu collects and sorts out field recordings and is always looking for different musical elements in folk music. Due to his affection for folk music, his works contain the cultural implication of Kunming. Huanqing is a sound performance artist from Sichuan province, as well as an ethnographical field-recorder and ethnic instrument designer. He initiated collections of folk music and interviews of folk artists. The types of folk music he has explored include the music of ethnic groups of Yi, Hani, Naxi and so on. Since 2005, he has participated in a number of folk music festivals in China.

19. The Herdsmen(China)

Popping up at home and abroad, the Herdsman Band is one of the hottest Chinese mainland bands and a rising global superstar. Supporting the concept of cultural inheritance, they pay more attention to the original, pure, eco-folk music of minorities in Yunnan. Combining world music elements such as country, electronic, rock and reggae, they bring a unique sense of exciting tone colour and vision to the stage.

20. New Grassland(Multinational)

New Grassland is a band from Shanghai, China. Since 2013, the band has blended the merits of New Bluegrass Music and Word Music styles. Based in the Bluegrass style, the Band’s music absorbs the characteristics of the every member’s homeland, combining American Bluegrass Music, Mongolian folk Songs and traditional Chinese Music. It also includes the elements of Jazz, Rock and Popular Music. The Band is composed of five members, Tom Pang, Shun Zi, Darko Z, Ben Misterka and Nancy. The leader is Tom Pang from Inner Mongolia. His Mongolian throat-singing technique "hoomei” and pleasing Mandolin performance constitute the musical cornerstone of New Grassland.
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Self-driving Route

Shanghai Downtown to Estate at Nine Dragons:1、Choose Yan'an Viad or Inner Ring Viad(Toward Shanghai Hongqiao Airport), take G50 toward G15 (Toward Jingshanwei Ningbo), go straight to S4 toward Pinghu, Zhejiang Province; Take exit Dushan Guangchen from Hangpu G15, turn left then turn right; then turn left at next traffic light. Arrive at Eastern Gate of Estate at Nine Dragons. (105km; About 1.5h)

Hotspot

The Nine Dragons Resort and Golf Club comprises approximately 1,600 hectares along the eastern coastline in the Zha Pu Region of China, southeast of Shanghai. It represents a mixed-use resort community. This is the first phase of a much larger new town being planned, which will include a town center, supplemented by residential, commercial, light industrial, and recreational land uses to address the future growth demands of this resort region. The first phase consisted of the development of the beachside resort core, including the resort commercial village supported by three hotels, a timeshare component, resort residential, a marina, waterpark, botanical garden, international school, 27 holes of golf, and related parks and support facilities.

Location

Shen'gang Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

Public Transportation

1)Metro Line 16 toward Dishuihu
2)Longgan Express, Longlu Special Line, Longlin Special Line

Self-driving Route

Take exit A2 toward Lin'gang xin cheng Shen'gang Avenue

Because of the limitations on car parking space, it is recommended that motorists give up driving themselves and take public transport.

Hotspot

Listen World Music

A distinguished gathering of masters from the West and the East. 14 acclaimed groups from the five continents.

Enjoy Multinational Culture

Embassies and Consulates from 6 countries bring about multinational culture, such as The Smurf, Andersen's Fairy Tale, Sissi.

Experience Brain Innovation

Compose of scientist, musicians, engineers and famous professor. Their talent can bring about extraordinary interactive experience.

Taste delicious food

Word famous chefs and dessert chefs will bring delicious food.

Location

No.300, Renmin Da Dao

Public Transportation

Subway:Metro Line 1、2、8 toward People Square.
Bus:Take Bus 49、109、324 to“Weihai Rd, Huangpi Bei Lu”;Take Bus 109、324 toward Huangpi Bei Rd & Wusheng Rd;Take Bus 23、49、109、935toward Huangpi Bei Rd & Wusheng Rd.

Self-driving Route

No.300, Renmin Da Dao, near Huangpi Bei Lu ( Underground Parking Garage)

Promote a Low Carbon, Green Travel.

Food

Shanghai Grand Theatre Banquet Hall, Starbucks, Wagas、Barbarossa - Make Everything Available.

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.
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