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Experience a show where the Far East meets the West, with music, arts and dance taking centre stage at Bristol’s O2 Academy on October 1 to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival.
Bristol music artist and songstress Makala Cheung has moved the Mini Moon Festival to the O2 following the success of the inaugural celebration held at the Fleece in 2015.
She said: “Mid-Autumn is a major festival in China and we want to bring that excitement to Bristol. This is a day of top music, martial arts, dance celebrating this Chinese and East Asian festival.
Show headliner Fifi Rong is a unique vocalist and songwriter with a mesmerising voice, nuanced with the flair of her Chinese heritage who has worked with legends like Tricky, Skepta and Phaeleh.
Makala, who has played festivals all over the West Country, crafts catchy electronic pop with a Chinese twist, will be performing – and launching her new album Empress.
There will also be sets from world dance fusion company Movema from Liverpool, GKR Karate, Bristol Shaolin Wushu Academy, a Chinese Lion Dance, Angels Dance Academy (home to National and World Hip Hop Championship dance groups such as Dark Angels) and Ethereal.
DJ Belakia will be playing Asian Hip Hop and K/J-pop.
Also playing will be Simon B from Guangzhou Underground, Streetenvy Dance and Fitness Academy will also be appearing and there will be stalls from Smiley Origami, calligraphy from Bristol and West of England China Bureau, manga and comics from Crown Root Publications and Bath Manga Society plus lantern making and dumplings for sale.
Makala said: “It’s been hard work putting the Mini Moon event together but we are hoping this year will bring Chinese culture and my love of music, martial arts, street dance and arts together to a wider audience.”
The event – which will be held on Sunday October 1 at the O2 Academy in Bristol, is supported by Bristol and West of England China Bureau, Life and Soul Communications, Jelli Records and Doveton Press.
Tickets are on sale now at £10 – for details go to http://www.facebook.com/events/1941506322739667/ or www.ticketmaster.co.uk