Performance and Documentary Screening: Wai Sing – A cappella x Tin Shui WaiVIEW EVENT DETAILS
6:45pm – Registration
7:00pm – Screening of the Documentary
7:25pm – Interval and Performance by Drop the Beat and The Wings from Baptist Wing Lung Secondary School
8:00pm – End of Screening and Performance by Basel from The ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School
8:20pm – Sharing Session about the Documentary
9:45pm – End
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is proud to support the screening of the documentary – Wai Sing, produced by Mr. Kessay Chan. He is no stranger to Asia Society Hong Kong Center, as he had performed with his loopstation for one-man a cappella in numerous occasions for the members. With his passion of singing, he is bringing us his first self-financed documentary about A cappella in Tin Shui Wai.
About the documentary - Wai Sing
– a kind of music which involves no musical instruments but human voices only
Tin Shui Wai
– a city which is formerly known as “Sadness”
In recent years, an actively growing A cappella music scene is spotted among adolescents in Tin Shui Wai. One may wonder: “how could such an uncommon type of music possibly become popular in a community where music was not quite appreciated in the first place?”
Through interviewing and documenting the lives of four young A cappella music lovers from Tin Shui Wai, Wai Sing discusses how adolescents can learn and grow through this unique musical world and thus introduces this “human-voices-only” music to more locals.
Proud to be a Tin Shui Wai resident, the four youngsters wish to be heard not only as individuals but as a city, a city of Possibility and Love.
About the documentary director – Kessay Chan
Born and raised in Tin Shui Wai and with a passion to promote A cappella to the Hong Kong community, Kessay Chan, who is an A cappella singer, arranger, sound engineer and coach, decides to work on a self-financed documentary project “Wai Sing” to share about the lives of four youngsters and their passions for A cappella in Tin Shui Wai.
Since his secondary school years, he already won a few titles from the World Contemporary A cappella Competition in Taiwan, Hong Kong International A cappella Contest School division, Student Of The Year 2014, etc. He is currently studying in the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a full scholarship awarded by the Home Affairs Bureau through Multi Excellence Scholarship. During his study, he won the 12th Gatsby Creative Award in Music category and represented Hong Kong to compete in Tokyo. He also won champion of the A Cappella Championships 2018 Loopstation Category held in Singapore.
About Drop the Beat and The Wings from Baptist Wing Lung Secondary School
Drop the Beat and The Wings are two A Cappella teams from the school. The Wings has gathered and sung for 1 year, undertaking basic A Cappella training, while Drop the Beat represented the School to join the International A Cappella Contest in Hong Kong and won the bronze medal in the competition. They developed singing skills, passion and their friendship in A Cappella.
About Basel from The ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School
Basel is made up of seven secondary school students from The ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School, who have shown enthusiasm for A Cappella music. The name of the team “Basel” is transcribed from the Cantonese pronunciation of “the number of bars”, which implies that each member of the team is like a bar in a song and no one will be left behind. At the same time, the team hopes to convey positive energy through every bar of their music and share the joy of A Cappella accomplishment. Since Basel was set up, they have been invited to perform at various events in Hong Kong. Basel with most of the songs arranged by the members, they also got the Best Arrangement Award in the Hong Kong International A Cappella Contest 2018 (Secondary School Category).
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