A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

African singer becomes a rising star in China...........


I continue to follow the musical career with great interest of an African singer in China who goes by the name of Hao Di (好弟).The Nigerian, whose name means "good little brother," shot to fame at this year's China Red Song Contest (中国红歌会), a communist-themed singing talent show hosted by Jiangxi TV.

Hao Di made it into the national Top 50 of China Red Song Contest earlier this month. His rising stardom landed him an opportunity to attend the opening ceremony of a military museum, as a special guest, in Jiangxi Province. Here are
two of my favorite music videos from Him.








Hao Di is also a member of the grassroots Chinese music group "Singing around Five Continents"(五洲唱响乐团), which was formed in 2008 with members from the United States, Europe, Africa and China

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Smooth Voice of Emil Wakin Chau (周華健 Zhou Hua Jian) ...........


Before i start my post today, i would like to sincerely apologize to all my blog fans whose been wondering and sending Emails asking why i stop posting on my Blog. It seems with every year my life gets more and more complicated, Between traveling and taking care of the family, its been hard to keep up with posting and maintaining my blog on a regular basis, but i promise i will try keep up. With that said, today i would like to share with you guys one of my favorite oldies from back when i was growing up. The artist is Emil Wakin Chau (周華健 Zhou Hua Jian) a Hong Kong-born Taiwanese singer and actor. From 1985, he has released more than 40 records in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, becoming an important name in the music of Taiwan and appealing to music lovers around the globe. His platinum albums such as You Make Me Happy and Sad, The Flowery Heart, Music Brings Us Together, and Emil & Friends have brought him numerous awards from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. And with his burgeoning international popularity, Wakin packs concert halls wherever he goes. His concert productions have remained relatively simple by Asian standards: usually no mirrors, no smoke or explosions, no colored lights — just Wakin, his guitar, and his backup musicians. Here is one of my favorite song from this talented artist.

周華健-其實不想走 (官方完整版MV) I do not intend to leave.


Along with his singing career, Wakin has appeared in a number of films and has hosted TV and radio shows in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Besides being a successful restaurant owner, he is also very active in international charitable causes, such as kidney disease charities in Singapore, the December 2000 all-star concert in Las Vegas, the January 2002 "Take a Deep Breath" concert in Taipei to raise money for local health-care organizations, and Beijing's 4th Grand Charity Drive for Children in 2005.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Trip To Beijing And Shanghai, China in pictures and videos . May 2012



 iPhone pictures and videos of my 3 weeks vacation in China. By the way if you are guessing, i made the movie with the imovie app from itunes.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Beijing.........

On the last leg of our trip, my  brother and i took the bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing which was approximately four hours. The train ride was surprisingly comfortable and relaxing. when we finally did get to Beijing, I was only interested in seeing historic sites like the Temple of Heaven, the great wall, and the forbidding city. here are some photos of my time in Beijing.


At the Temple of Heavens.


I saw these guys playing some really beautiful traditional folk music.



Tiananmen Square







The Forbidding city


For 50 Yuan i got to dress up as an ancient Chinese General.










At the great wall of China, this was a dream come true for me.






Monday, May 21, 2012

Shanghai..........


I really like Shanghai,the people are friendly , the city is modern, clean, beautiful, and really full of life. Here are some pictures of my time in this beautiful city.








The city financial district, the oriental pearl tower can be seen in the background.

The tour bus was the best way to see the city




You cannot come to China and not get a Picture of Chairman Mao himself..




This guy walk up to me and ask if he could get a picture with me.....












Shanghai is hands down one of my favorite cities in the world.