“Culture needs dialogue and dialogue needs culture. Cultural exchange also enriches lives by inspiring new forms of artistic expression and providing fresh insights that broaden horizons.”
- Dougal Phillips, Director and Curator at Chalk Horse
In connection with Imagine Australia: The Year of Australian Culture in China Chalk Horse and Tenzenmen are presenting an exciting tour of Australian bands to China for 2010-2011. The Sino-Australia Music Exchange features heaps of dynamic Australian alternative bands embarking on tours to Shanghai and beyond as well as encouraging and helping musicians from China to play in Australia.
|Dead Farmers' Daniel gave up punk for a second to eat ice-cream|
|PK.14 Came down to Australia for the Melbourne Festival|
|This poster says it all for the bands on tour.|
Aussie rock bands, The Dead Farmers and Vasco Era have just returned from their thrilling jaunts in China with heaps to say about their time away and while there where moments where the bands felt lost in translation, their music was wonderfully received.
|Vasco Era on the Great Wall of China|
|The streets of china has all sorts of aesthetic feasts for the bands to digest|
|Vasco Era, live in China|
There are heaps more bands to go over including East Brunswick All Girls Choirs, Digger and the Pussycats, Die!Die!Die! (NZ), Dan Kelly, Perfect Fit, Nikko, Ouch My Face, Hotel Wrecking City Traders and My Disco each with tours including extensive travel across China.
For more info on the tour click here