A World Away Canadian-Chinese Indie Music Concert

With the first snow in 2005, I came to Canada from Shenzhen.

Like many people here, I left my home just to chase the dream.

- Jaki Tan, Featured Singer

Organized by Emerging Young Artists and Art Calorie, “A World Away”- CHINESE & CANADIAN INDIE MUSIC CONCERT, is a unique framework that fuses Chinese and Canadian culture in the form of a cross-cultural, indie music concert. The event is part of the China-Canada 2015-2016 Year of People-to-People and Cultural Exchange Program, approved by the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto.

The concert celebrates various artists’ creations inspired by the culture of their upbringing. The concert also promotes artistic innovation, cultural dialogue and diversity, and crossover-fusion. Ultimately, A World Away Concert is designed to produce hopes, dreams, and inspirations that fuel social development and cultural exchange. The concert adds fresh voices and artistic diversity to Canadian society. The concert is curated under a call for submissions to be held in early February 2016. Musicians of all ages living in Toronto, and invited guest performers from across Canada and China, bring texture and color to the concert.

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A World Away Concert is Part II of the Toronto Chinese Indie Voices Program. Part I of the program included a 6-week indie music workshop series led by Donald Quan, a Toronto-based professional Canadian composer of film and world music.

April 9, 2016

Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

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