THE 27th ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK
Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13 2017 (**Tentative Dates)

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HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2016 ENTERTAINMENT

SATURDAY, August 6, 2016

10:15 - 11:15. 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. www.chinesemusic.org

11:30 - 12:30 Opening Ceremonies
Lions and Dragon Dancing Teams with Percussionists welcome all and, together with invited dignitaries, officially kick-off the 26th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.

1:00 - 2:00. Simon Yu's Band: r.O.T.I. (Resilience of the Intelligent)
Led by double-necked fretless guitarist Simon C.F. Yu, r.O.T.i. (Resilience of the Intelligent) has been making waves on the New York scene with their hard-hitting brand of funk rock. Incorporating musical elements from his native Hong Kong (along with strong jazz and metal influences), r.O.T.i. stands alone with an exciting sound that is rarely heard within the jazz/rock idiom.

After graduating from Berklee School of Music, Yu began to collaborate with many of the top artists in the NYC music scene such as Evan Marien, Sean Nowell's Kung Fu Masters, Snarky Puppy..etc In 2011 Yu toured with Hip-Hip icon Ms.Lauryn Hill for 23 shows as a lead guitarist. In 2013 Yu was featured in MISA festival in Shanghai for a sold out show with his band The Exotic Experiment.

Filling out the band are Isamu McGregor (Virgil Donati, GZA, Wayne Krantz, The Ludlow Thieves, Richard Bona) on keys/synth bass, and Devin Collins (Felix Pastorius Social Experiment, Elliot Moss, Manami Morita, The Karma Exchange) on drums. In addition, special guest MC Likwuid and Jazz vocalist Thana Alexa will perform. www.SimonYuProduction.com

2:00 - 3:00. New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), Dance China NY
The resident company from America's premier traditional Chinese dance company, which includes international renowned artists, performs traditional and folk dances transporting audiences to a world of colorful myths, historical drama and timeless beauty. www.nycchineseculturalcenter.org

3:00 - 4:00. Shaolin Masters
Warrior monks from New York Shaolin Temple, lead by Master Chaohai Lan, perform martial arts. In the history of the Shaolin Temple, founded in 495 AD, generation after generation of monk generals and soldiers protected the temples from wars and riots of society. www.newyorkshaolintemple.com.

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 7, 2016

10:15 - 10:30. Chinese traditional ribbon group dance
Chinese traditional ribbon group dance: "Dance SensAsian" danced by Tiffany chan, Brittany chan , Alyssa Luk, James luk, and Derek Lee
Followed by a short American Jazz Dance Solo performed by Derek Lee

Derek Lee, age 12, from bayside, queens has become recognized in the dance scene featuring both Chinese cultural folk dancing and American Jazz. For the past several years. He has competed in nationwide dance competitions. He recently won 2 awards in the Dance Masters of America competition
The Chinese ribbon dance team has performed at many cultural events in New York

10:30 - 11:30. Mariachi Agulia y Plata
This popular Mariachi band, playing and singing traditional music, will have all dancing around the stage.

11:30-12:30. CASYM Steel Orchestra.
An ensemble from the larger group of 90 members between ages of 7 - 21 bring the sounds of the Islands with the playing of the steel drums.

12:30 - 1:30. 45 RIOTS
A collection of energetic, positive-minded New York City-based musicians. 45 Riots is adept at myriad musical idomsbe it current or classic, or inspired mixes. They have played to audiences in numerous countries, international festivals, and major arenas (as Madison Square Garden), TV late night shows, the Grammy Awards and more. Some musicians have been nominated for or won Grammy Awards. www.45riots.com.

1:30 - 2:30. Rob Lok
Rob Lok gives a unique and memorable show experience filled with fast paced interactive comedy, comic dance numbers, juggling, circus acts, classic physical comedy and visual humor. Having performed in over 35 countries in venues all across the globe, Rob Lok understands the need for an engaging and thrilling performance that can be understood in any language! www.roblokjane.com.

2:30 - 3:30. American Bolero Dance Company
Directed and choreographed by Gabriela Granados, this unique production will feature a wonderful variety of Flamenco and Spanish Classical and Folkloric Dance and Music. www.ambolero.com

3:30 - 4:30. Shaolin Masters
Warrior monks from New York Shaolin Temple, lead by Master Chaohai Lan, perform martial arts. In the history of the Shaolin Temple, founded in 495 AD, generation after generation of monk generals and soldiers protected the temples from wars and riots of society. www.newyorkshaolintemple.com.

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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