JADE MUSIC FEST

Educational Programming

October 13th Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gateway Theatre in Richmond

Time to Play For the Lost Time:

Van Lefan

Cross-generation Music Presentation

Within diasporic communities, one of the most important conversations for first and second generation family members is how their varying life experiences actually creates barriers in their relationship. 

This program is a cross-generational presentation of music where the memories of first generation immigrants reconnect with the youth of today. Second generation Taiwanese Canadian artist Van Lefan incorporates elements from their parents’ beloved popular singers during their youth into their own arrangements. She will also share stories about the relationship with her parents and her creative journey.

*In partnership with Gateway Theatre, as part of the Richmond Culture Days programming.

October 18th Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:50 am
ANNEX in Vancouver

Time to Play My Music:

Changing Keys

Artist Talk Featuring Darling Sparrows & Daniel Lew

Daniel Lew and Darling Sparrows pivoted from their careers in physiotherapy and engineering to musicians while reconnecting with their heritage. This talk will revolve around themes of identity, diversity, and empowerment.

The two artists will discuss the importance of embracing diversity, challenging discrimination, and finding strength in their unique backgrounds.

Daniel Lew’s journey of overcoming challenges, including partial hearing loss, will inspire students to persevere and pursue their dreams in the face of adversity. Darling Sparrows will emphasize the significance of preserving cultural heritage while infusing it with a modern twist, encouraging students to take pride in their cultural identities and celebrate diversity.

October 18th Wednesday
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
ANNEX in Vancouver

Time to Play for the Lost Time:

Van Lefan & Jason Qiu

Cross-generation Music Presentation

Within diasporic communities, one of the most important conversations for first and second generation family members is how their varying life experiences actually creates barriers in their relationship. 

Second generation Taiwanese Canadian artist Van Lefan and Cantonese Canadian artist Jason Qiu will present the old songs beloved by their parents with their own style. They will also share their creative journey, such as the cultural storytelling that emerges from reimagining these songs and the differences in music perspectives from their parents’ generation. The program showcases the value of cultural heritage, celebrates the contributions of different generations, and promotes understanding and respect among diverse communities.

October 19th Thursday
9:30 am - 10:35 am
ANNEX in Vancouver

Time to Play My Music:

Resonance

Artist Talk Featuring Jacqueline Teh & Scope G

This talk will focus on the transformative power of music as a catalyst for social change and unity. Jacqueline Teh, a Juno Award-winning songwriter and educator, along with Scope G, a hip-hop artist actively involved in mentorship projects, will share their stories and insights.

They will explore how music can be used to combat anti-Asian hate, raise awareness, and foster unity within society. Jacqueline Teh’s work in providing arts education to underserved communities and Scope G’s involvement in guiding Asian youth in music production will demonstrate how music can be a tool for addressing social issues. Through their experiences, they will inspire students to utilize their musical talents as a means of creating positive change, promoting unity, and combating discrimination.

Jade Music Fest is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to operate on these lands, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose music and culture encourages us to better listen to each other.

Jade Music Fest is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to operate on these lands, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose music and culture encourages us to better listen to each other.

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