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From October through to the middle of November the World Cultures Festival presented “Vibrant Africa” a series of events and performances that highlighted a wide range of arts from across the continent. The final performance of “Vibrant Africa” was the “Mandela Trilogy” Presented by Cape Town Opera, the three-act theatrical production combines opera, musical and traditional Xhosa song and dance.
Yau Leung was not only a movie stills and documentary photographer but also an acclaimed photo editor for several organisations, periodicals and publications. He founded the periodical “Photography Life”, was an editor of “Photo Tech” and editor-in-chief of “Photo Art”. Sadly he died at the relatively young age of 56 after a fall. Now on show at Blindspot Gallery in Wong Chuk Hang, “Hong Kong Stories 1960s” showcases around 30 vintage gelatin silver prints hand-printed by Yau himself. It’s the first exhibition of Yau’s work since his death.
Virtuoso drummer, composer, bandleader, and five-time Grammy winner, Antonio Sanchez, is one of the most prominent jazz musicians working today. He’s particularly well known for his work with the Pat Metheny Group he began collaborating with in 2002. If you’re not all that plugged into the jazz scene, you may still know Antonio’s work, at least if you go to the cinema. He provided the frenetic drum score for the Academy Award winning film “Birdman”.
Two weeks ago, he was in Hong Kong again, with his band, “Migration”, for a one-night concert.