JADE MUSIC FEST

Performances

Time to Play For the Lost Time

Oct 13

Time to Play For the Lost Time

Oct 18

Opening Concert

Strike the Chord

Oct 18

JMF Showcase

Rise Up

Oct 19

JMF Showcase

Feel the Beat

Oct 20

Time to Play For the Lost Time:

Van Lefan

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

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.

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Van Lefan

Friday
October 13th

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gateway Theatre in Richmond

Wednesday
October 18th

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
ANNEX in Vancouver

Time to Play For the Lost Time:

Van Lefan & Jason Qiu

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.

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Van Lefan

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Jason Qiu

Opening Concert:

Strike the Chord featuring Xiao Bing Chih

A fantastic taste-test of music to open Jade Music Fest! Journey through hip-hop, folk, jazz, and pop with four talented musicians from varying backgrounds. Their unique stories resonate through their respective music styles. 

Overcoming the challenge of partially losing his hearing, Daniel Lew brings an optimism for life in his songs. Unafraid to experiment with sound and proud of his heritage, Scope G’s futuristic aesthetic will only take us higher than ever. Infusing warmth in every song she writes, Jacqueline Teh believes in the power of music to reach people’s hearts. No stranger to the stage, Xiao Bing Chih pours his emotions into every song, facing the deepest parts of himself and inspiring the audience to grow with him.

Join Jade Music Fest for a night of music that explores the limitless possibilities of Chinese-language music!

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Xiao Bing Chih

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Daniel Lew

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SCOPE

JMF Artist - Jacqueline Teh

Jacqueline Teh

Wednesday
October 18th

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver

Thursday
October 19th

7:30 pm - 9:35 pm
Gateway Theatre in Richmond

JMF Showcase:

Rise Up

In the world of folk music, everyone has their own story to share. The genre might be all-encompassing, but these artists will surely reach your heart!

Taiwanese-Australian songstress Kim Yang balances vulnerability and strength with her soul-stirring vocals. Nomadic musician and storyteller Tennyson King travels the world and comforts audiences from all walks of life with his songs. West Coast Taiwanese-Canadian singer-songwriter Darling Sparrows writes about love, sorrow, peace, and identity, finding and creating solace for everyone who listens. All around composer Mirabelle Jien brings unending passion to every project, sharing her creativity with people across the globe through the internet. New to Canada, Dawn of Freedom uses music and Cantopop to preserve the Hong Kong they called home.

Share a bit of warmth at this live showcase. Each musician is baring their experiences in the most intimate way through their songs; what stories will you create with Jade Music Fest? Let’s Rise Up together.

JMF Artist - DawnofFreedom

Dawn of Freedom

JMF Artist - Darling Sparrows

Darling Sparrows

JMF Artist - Tennyson King

Tennyson King

JMF Artist - Mirabelle Jien

Mirabelle Jien

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Kim Yang

JMF Showcase:

Feel the Beat

Crossing genres and bringing a refreshing sound, R&B artists of today incorporate many different elements into their creations. This year, JMF artists are also merging their heritage and experiences into their songs.

Aiko Tomi of Toronto forges new paths of her own and is boldly unapologetic about who she is in her music. Through music, Kapa Arkieh explores his multifaceted identity as an Amis, a Canadian, and an artist. LA-based Lowhi layers his bicultural background in every song, mixing languages and finding his true self in every lyric. With grace and funk, Kristin Fung returns to Vancouver to sing with her whole heart. Hong Kong-born musician handwash creates space of himself and diaspora like him in this city he calls a second home. 

Which of these unique stories will resonate with your own? Feel the Beat with Jade Music Fest!

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Aiko Tomi

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Kapa Arkieh

JMF Artist - LOWHI

LOWHI

JMF Artist - Kristin Fung

Kristin Fung

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Handwash

Friday
October 20th

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ANNEX in Vancouver

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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