Spirit of Taiwan Concert Feat. Hsu-nami + 拷秋勤 Kou Chou Ching

This should be a terrific show. The Hsu-nami will double-bill with Taiwanese indie hip hop group 拷秋勤 Kou Chou Ching on August 26th in New York. All proceeds will go toward Typhoon Morakot Aid.

This performance date falls on the first week of the fall semester and between the two days that I teach. I will be there nevertheless!


Recent Typhoon Morakot which unleashed the worst floods in 50 years in
Taiwan. and millions of dollars lost and death toll not known as of
yet. After hearing this terrible news, we instantly decided that we
are going to donate all the proceeds from this show to the survivors
and the needs. It's our aid efforts for Taiwanese victims of Typhoon

Admission: $8 (Please mention "The Hsu-nami" to the door person)

This is 21+ show

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
9:00am - 11:00pm
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Street
New York, NY

"The Formosa Spirit Concert" Has the Asian Taiwan Flavor line-ups, features

拷秋勤 Kou Chou Ching - 9pm

Taiwan Indie Hip-Hop band inspired by Taiwan traditional music
elements. In 2008 the group's latest album won the best song award and
best Artist Awards in Taiwan Golden Awards.

They describe themself as "we bring samples of Taiwanese folk songs
and traditional music elements and mix them in HipHop to create a very
unique sound. Through our music, you can hear the voices of Taiwan."

the group has recently been nominated at "Just Plan Folk Music Award"
hold at Nashville, Tennessee.

website: http://www.kou.com.tw
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/koucc

The Hsu-nami - 10pm.

Named after Frontman Jack Hsu (Taiwanese-American), are known for
their virtuosic ”Erhu” melodies intertwined with heavy guitar riffs
and tasteful guitar solos signifying the “progressive Asian sound

A progressive rock instrumental band from New Jersey becoming known as
the first Er-hu Rock Group in America. Their music features a high
level of musicianship that fusions metal, psychedelic rock,
progressive rock and funk. While incorporating the use of an amplified
”Erhu”, a two-string bowed instrument that is often used in Chinese
classical music and folk ensembles to take the place of lead vocals.

Hsu-nami’s music is featured in the 2008 Summer Olympic in Beijing.
The track “Rising of the sun” was the theme music representing the
Chinese Basketball team entrance theme.

website: http://www.Hsu-nami.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/Hsunami

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