Asian talent has flourished in North America as poets, writers, directors, photographers, fashion designers, architects, interior decorators, and visual artists. Only recently has this presence been felt in the mainstream representational arts of Film, Television, and Music. Being of Chinese/Italian descent, I have wanted to support this musically diverse talent in the music community. The Jade Music Festival presents a powerful opportunity to bring our communities together to inspire and create opportunities for each other.
With “Closing the Gap” initiatives, I believe that this could be a great platform to unite all cross-culture pollination and diversity. An opportunity to create better business for all peoples of Canada and even Asia, this could also be the next best place for the Asian entertainment industries to do business outside of Asia.
Deputy Director of Business Planning Dept. at JMCE
I can totally relate to the mission of JMF, which is to elevate Chinese language music to a different level. I started promoting local Chinese fringe music in the late 90s and it has been a long and grinding road. I believe we have something in common and l’m ready to explore that, not only from MY perspective but the SE Asia region.
Canada is a magical place where cultures of the world meet, melt and move. While traditions are bound to origins, identities are found on originality. Many qualities can be said on jade, yet what we may find to have in common is why we all cherish its beauty.
Jade Music Fest provides a huge platform opportunity for under-represented Canadians to showcase their talent and explore cross-cultural opportunities in collaboration. At Wonderwall Media we look forward to supporting this platform in a big way by providing indigenous talent from the Asian community to participate and build themselves a fruitful career in Canada.
Working with Jade Music Festival sets the stage for cultural exchange and expanding our already diverse festival lineup. I’ve had always had great experiences doing business in Canada, and look forward to this new opportunity.
Talent Buyer and Production Supervisor for Summerfest
As a platform, the Jade Music Festival seeks to further encourage and facilitate the cross pollination and diversity of cultures which is aligned directly with our own business. I’m very much looking forward to attending.
As a Canadian born Cantonese arts lover and worker, it’s incredibly important for us to celebrate the diversity in our culture. Having a platform to discuss and share offers us opportunities to be even more creative and innovative not only for the music itself, but how we market and promote it.