Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy:
Just confirmed musicians Harry Aoki & Max Ngai
On Sunday February 18th, Lunar New Year… the first Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy event will happen.
Vancouver musicians Harry Aoki and Max Ngai will be joining me as we
introduce Chinese-Scottish fusion music and poetry to the good people
of Seattle, Washington.
plays harmonica and double bass. He is an octogenarian who
survived the Japanese Canadian internment, and had left Vancouver in
1942 with his harmonica because it was easier to carry with luggage,
than his violin. Harry plays classical, jazz and gypsy
swing. He is an incredible musician and I have had the pleasure
to play with him for a few Gung Haggis Fat Choy events since
2003. We also played together for the Kogawa House open house
event last September.
Max is an accomplished violinist who specializes in Celtic songs, and
stylings. He has been a member of the Celtic/South Asian fusion
music trio Vishwa, with Sunny and Mehtu – the brother/sister
combination of tabla drums and sitar. Vishwa performed for CBC
Radio's Sounds Like Canada radio program in 2003, and many other CBC
and explorASIAN events in Vancouver. I first wrote about them in
September 2004 for the CBC Radio's Musical Fusion cabaret.
I have always wanted to include Max in a Gung Haggis Fat Choy show, and
it is finally going to happen! I am excited!
What will we play together? A little Scottish tune, a little Irish tune, maybe a Chinese themed jazzy swing tune!
Feb 18th, 2007
Ocean City Restaurant
609 S. Weller St.
Expect a 3 hour feast of Chinese food with Scottish music + Robbie
Burns poetry, singalongs, + some Asian Canadian poetry and…. special
Northwest Junior Pipeband
Don Scobie – bagpiper
+ Toddish McWong – accordion
Harry Aoki – harmonica + double bass
Max Ngai – violin
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