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22 February 2017

HKU Blues: A Harmonica Extravaganza
港大藍調:口琴的華彩


Date: 22 Feb 2017 (Wed)
Time: 7:30PM
Venue: University Museum and Art Gallery, 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, The University of Hong Kong

FREE Admission. Registration Required.

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Programme
Featuring Steven C. Tracy, Henry Chung, and the Hong Kong Blues All-Stars

To coincide with the exhibition 'Rising Above: The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection’ currently on view at the University Museum and Art Gallery, distinguished African American studies scholar and award-winning blues musician Steven C. Tracy will present a harmonica extravaganza with Hong Kong’s premier harmonica player Henry Chung, and a hand-picked band of the area’s finest blues musicians.

Originated on slave plantations, the blues evolved from African chants, work songs, and field hollers, expressing thoughts and emotions in the face of adversity and disenfranchisement. This concert, with an all-star lineup, is a perfect opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the historical context of the musical genre, promising the audience a sonically and visually enhanced experience.

For details of the exhibition (9 Dec 2016 – 26 Feb 2017), please visit: www.umag.hku.hk

Artists
Steven C. Tracy, vocals / harmonica
Henry Chung, harmonica
Eugene Pao, acoustic guitar
Jabin Law, vocals / acoustic guitar
Jezrael Lucero, keyboards
Scott Dodd, upright bass

For ages 6+
Approximately 2 hours with an intermission
Guests are advised to arrive punctually.
No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
Programmes and artists are subject to change.

Jointly organised by
Cultural Management Office HKU
Department of Music HKU
School of Modern languages and Cultures HKU
University Museum and Art gallery HKU

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