Category: Musicians

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Fresco artist Liu Zheng Click here for the full interview …… Born in China’s Hebei province but raised in Beijing, 35 year-old Fresco artist Liu Zheng is the son of a fashion designer and a […]

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Musicians Uncle Alex

Interview by Allyanna Anglim, based in Hong Kong   “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s Uncle Alex as it appeared in his essay collection entitled A […]

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Musician Plenthe

Interview by Swastika Nohara based in Jakarta ////////////////////// Plenthe is a Javanese musician who has toured many countries, performing at various international art festivals in the Netherlands, Australia and Zimbabwe. His band, Plenthe Percussion has released […]

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Musicians Bella Elektra

Interview by Allyanna Anglim, based in Hong Kong   The billboard spotlight shines bright on them. Jeff Anello, vocals, sneaked a look at his audience and cheekily threw in a few Cantonese words in his […]

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Minor Soul

Musicians Minor Soul

Interview by ND, based in Hong Kong ///////////////////////////////// Raised in Hong Kong but of American and British heritage, nurtured in English, French and Chinese, Minor Soul is now launching a music career in New York. […]

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Karmen Cheung

Musician Karmen Cheung

Interview by ND, based in Hong Kong 

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You can find Karmen Cheung’s debut EP HOPE LAND on iTunes. For more information, visit Karmen’s facebook page.

Under the galaxy ceiling in a cozy attic, Karmen Cheung, 25, sits cross-legged on the floor singing with her guitar to bid farewell to her artist friend. Women in their flowery beach dresses play African drums and Ukulees while men spin poi, a performing art style originating from the Maori people of New Zealand.

It is dark and quiet outside but the beach house is lit up by beautiful lyrics and melodies. This group of musicians and artists is what Karmen calls her Lantau family.

Having toured around the world including the U.S., Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan while producing her first EP, Karmen says she is excited and determined for her future.

Karmen will also sing, dance and act for the first time on stage where she will play a dancer in the Broadway musical A Chorus Line, produced by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF). She is among twenty people selected from about 700 people who auditioned for different roles in this production.

Art Zeen met with Karmen Cheung for a chat after her recent Fukuoka tour, which celebrated Asian artists.