Great News today!
"Gung Haggis Fat Choy" will be re-broad cast at 7pm on Feb 9th, 2005. This is the special
that recieved 2 Leo Award nominations - for best musical / variety show, and for best direction musical / variety show.
This is a great show that features The Paper Boys, Silk Road Music, George Sapounidis, Joe McDonald &
Brave Waves. Neil Grey also performed "Address to a Haggis" and my friend LaLa sang "Auld Lang Syne" with Brave Waves.
Myself, my parents, my grandmother, my girlfriend and my friends were all featured in a segment for Chinese New Year dinner.
Very Cool! Check out my reviews and impressions of the first broadcasts the filmings
The official CBC press release from 2004 went something like:
GUNG HAGGIS FAT CHOY
A QUIRKY CULTURAL CELEBRATION
Explore the curious fusion of two cultural traditions, Chinese New Year and
Robbie Burns Day, in Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a half-hour performance special
featuring fusion performances from West coast artists. The special captures the
essence of Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year
Dinner, a celebration started by Vancouver's Todd Wong to salute his
Performances include Celtic fusion band The Paperboys with special guest Jian
Ming Pan, award-winning ensemble Silk Road Music, Ottawa-born Chinese singing
sensation George Sapounidis with the Vancouver Academy of Dance, and world beat
"fusicians" Brave Waves.