One of my favorite cultural fusion musical artists is Silk Road Music's Qiu Xia He and Andre Thibault.
Silk Road Music Ensemble actually performed in the 2004 CBC television performance special “Gung Haggis Fat Choy.” We shot the very first music video ever in the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens – but it featured The Paperboys, instead of Silk Road Music.
But whenever I get the chance to hear a Silk Road Music concert at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens, I try my best to attend. It is magical. It is intimate. It is interesting. It is educational. Qiu Xia and Andre have a very warm rapport with their audience. They always make their Enchanted Evenings concert at the Gardens special by inviting special guest performers to join them.
Qiu Xia and Andre have also become friends over the years, and have performed with me at many Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner events, as well as for First Night Vancouver 2005: Gung Haggis Fat Choy Performance.
Below is a message from Qiu Xia, informing friends about their Enchanted Evenings concert this Friday at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens.
A note to all Silk Road Music Friends:
Highlife,Gumboot and Step-dancing from the African diaspora, Central
Asian music of Xin-Jiang, colorful dance and costumes of hill tribes
from Yunnan to the Mongolian plateau. The journey will unite some
of Vancouver’s finest artists: Jacky Essombe, a heart warming
Cameroonian dancer; Jessica Jone and Cheng xin Wei, a highly creative
team redefining Chinese dance; Qiu xia He on Chinese pipa and vocal,
Andre Thibault on guitar, oud and winds plus Pepe Danza on world
Enchanted Evenings Concert Series
All concerts begin promptly at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Ticket Prices: $18.00 (non Garden members) and $15.00 for members.
We recommend pre-purchasing your tickets as these popular concerts are often sell-outs!