JADE MUSIC FEST

Handwash

Handwash

手洗 (陳翰林)

handwash is a stage name for Hon Lam Chan, born and raised in Hong Kong, currently based in Vancouver. handwash’s work often explores themes of Masculinity, Asian identity as a Hong Kong diaspora, and topics surrounding how meditation serves his personal growth and creative practice.

As a producer handwash took the name from washing instruction labels, taking the interpersonal parallel between garments and music. The attention to detail in his “clothes” focuses on the listeners, relatability, providing a different lane to the individualistic side of hip hop.

handwash draws sonics inspiration everywhere, from dance to ambient like many of his contemporary hip hop and r&b artist, his roots and language is what makes him unique. handwash’s offerings aims to provide the global diaspora from Hong Kong faith for a place in the globe, and that one can continue to be part of the major asian culture export worldwide.

handwash 係一個喺香港成長,現定居溫哥華嘅音樂人。佢嘅作品經常涉獵不同議題,例如現代男性主義如何影響人與人嘅關係,冥想對佢成長及創作嘅影響,以及身為流散海外嘅香港人嘅身份認同等。

handwash呢個名來自衣服上面手洗嘅標籤。佢認為音樂同衣著一樣都喺非常個人嘅選擇。佢希望讓聽眾感覺到佢對音樂嘅執著,同時令聽眾了解到Hip-hop音樂當中嘅個人主義。

handwash 經常喺唔同地方吸取靈感。佢相信佢嘅音樂可以令香港音樂喺世界上佔一席之地,令香港一如以往,繼續向全球輸出亞洲文化。

"“I know I wanted to write in Cantonese from the get go, It took me a long time to get over that people might not understand. To believe that my music can transcend internationally.” Quote from R&B high tea fairchild radio "
- Handwash

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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OCT 18 - 21