THE 27th ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK
Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13 2017

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HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2017 ENTERTAINMENT

SATURDAY, August 12, 2017

10:30 - 11:30 - Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
Featuring the younger members, some in traditional costume, with solo performances on traditional instruments. Founded in 1961 this Ensemble is the oldest and only full Chinese orchestra in the United States and the Americas. Its present membership of nearly fifth musicians plays practically every type of Chinese music on Chinese instruments, both ancient and modern. In this performance a smaller ensemble plays a selection of their repertoire complete with drums and cymbals. Visit www.chinesemusic.org for more information.

11:30 - 12:30 - Opening Ceremonies
Lions and Dragon Dancing Teams with Percussionists welcome all and, together with invited dignitaries, officially kick-off the 27th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.

1:00 - 2:00 - Echo Music Jam Band
A collaboration between musicians in the Echo music scene and talented local singers that together showcase the best of Pop, Rock, Alternative, and Metal music. For DBF they will present a fusion of Canto and American pop.

2:00 - 3:00 - Valerie Green/Dance Entropy
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy will perform WILD KINGDOM: a vibrant, fun-filled dance. The company will present three works: Dandia, Chiquita Chiquita, and Wild Kingdom, all stimulating crowd pleasers, getting audience members dancing and laughing - a hit for all ages to enjoy!

3:00 - 4:00 - Shaolin Masters from New York Shaolin Temple
Led by Master Chaohai Lan, perform martial arts in the tradition of the Shaolin Temple.

11:00 - 4:00 - Storyteller Jonathan Kruk
At the Arts and Crafts Tent, storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be entertaining children throughout the day with "Dragon Tales."


SUNDAY, August 13, 2017

10:30 - 11:30 - CASYM Steel Orchestra
An ensemble from the larger group of 90 members between ages of 7 - 21 bring the sounds of the Islands. (Presented by the New York Daily News)

12:00 - 1:00 - Orchestra and vocals from St. John's University
Some 30 people play and sing songs from the 40's to 70's. Great energy and dancing on the green.

1:00 - 2:00 - Folklorica from Mexico
Colorful dances in traditional dress.

2:00 - 3:00 - The Kafele Bandele Group
A Grammy nominated artist for "Water" and featured on Billboard for recently released "Blue Notes and Green Trees." A background of Jazz, Hip-Hop and R&B plus afro-beat and other types of dance music provided the influences that helped cultivate his unique sound.

3:00 - 4:00 - Shaolin Masters from New York Shaolin Temple
Shaolin Masters from New York Shaolin Temple perform martial arts in the tradition of the Shaolin Temple.

11:00 - 4:00 - Storyteller Jonathan Kruk
At the Arts and Crafts Tent, storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be entertaining children throughout the day with "Dragon Tales."
 


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