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Entries in the Month : February, 2008

Date

Thursday, 21 February, 2008

Content Today, I witnessed a pretty good effort at presenting the freshly-imported Mandarin rappers from Beijing, Dragon Tongue Squad, with the collaborative jams of British Chinese scratch artist DJ Phat and guitarist Suki Mok. They performed at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), launching the Five Circles Arts Festival by Chinatown Arts Space.

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I didn't know what to expect really. I think Hip hop has been around long enough to permeate through the world's non-black cultures and to establish its roots but its still early days, certainly in view of mainstream culture. But these guys know their stuff (at least in my amateurish knowledge of hip-hop, or even music per se).

Categories

East Asian Culture. Events.

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Saturday, 16 February, 2008

Content Thought I'd share the new logo I've just created for The British Chinese Project, mentioned in my last post. The BC Project is something I've been involved with over the last year or so, mainly in putting together the proposal for what the project will do, as well as publicly promoting it's work.


BC Project logo


"The BC Project is an all-party organisation which seeks to ultimately elevate the presence of the UK Chinese community in the British political arena."

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Sunday, 03 February, 2008

Content For almost a year, I've been involved with a volunteer action group with the working title The British Chinese Project, which aims to integrate more British Chinese people into politics. The UK has a significant British Chinese population contributing to the economy but this isn't reflected in the community's contribution to politics.

It therefore isn't surprising that the UK Chinese is seen as the silent minority, and change is simply needed.

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Saturday, 02 February, 2008

Content I've just been formally appointed as the Interactive Associate for Yellow Earth Theatre. I'm really happy about this as I've been working with them since 1999 on their website and promotional print materials and this appointment is partly in recognition of this relationship.

A bit about Yellow Earth Theatre. The company was founded by five East Asian performers in 1995 and produces work that explores universal themes from an East Asian perspective, celebrating cultural diversity through an integration of theatre skills from the East and the West.