Posts Tagged ‘music’

Singing in Sign

Singing in Sign

Imagine songs with lyrics but without words. Imagine sign language songs. Some advocates of sign language songs think they are a great way to bring the deaf and the hearing together and promote mutual understanding in a fun manner. But reality seems far more complicated. Varsity finds out why.

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Listen! Don’t look

Listen! Don’t look

She’s a former school teacher who goes by the name of Lung Siu-kwan, which means “little fungus”. She says she’s just as hardy as a fungus that can survive against all odds with the scantest of resources. She also sings from behind a costume that covers every inch of flesh, including her face. Varsity finds out why.

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Switch on Your INDIE Channel

Switch on Your INDIE Channel

Listen to a dazzling choice of independent music online for free, or even better, upload and share your own.

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Rocking On

Rocking On

Age is no barrier to making music for Hong Kong’s “Dad Bands”.

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Punch Your Own Pick

Punch Your Own Pick

Reporter: Joyce Lee If you’ve ever wondered what to do with the thick wad of expired cards in your wallet, the Pickmaster Plectrum could provide an answer. The Pickmaster is a portable punch that allows you to make guitar picks out of any plastic – credit cards, membership cards, CDs – basically any piece of […]

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Let it be, says Singing Doctor

Let it be, says Singing Doctor

Dr David Lee Ka-yan, who shot to fame as the singer of Siu Ming Visits Guangzhou says he doesn’t know how long his time in the spotlight will last. But he is enjoying every minute of it and doesn’t believe in thinking too far ahead. Varsity finds out what makes him tick.

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Making Sweet Fruit Music

Making Sweet Fruit Music

Contemporary musicians in Hong Kong experiment with home-made instruments – fashioned with various fruit and vegetables.
By Krizto Chan

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Dream On – Indie Music in HK

Dream On – Indie Music in HK

Reporters: Andrew Choi, Crystal Chui, Rebecca Wong Microphones checked, guitars ready. It is almost time for the show. Members of the audience sit on the ground, chatting so intimately that it seems everybody in the 800 square feet room must know each other. Meanwhile, the performers play Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who will go […]

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All the World’s a Stage – Site-specific Performance in Hong Kong

All the World’s a Stage – Site-specific Performance in Hong Kong

Reporter: Victor Chan As diners sip milk tea and read their newspapers, enjoying a meal in between hectic schedules at a classic Hong Kong-style diner or cha chaan teng, they are suddenly interrupted by shouting at one of the tables. Some of the customers appear to be furiously quarrelling over a family inheritance. If this […]

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