Zhu Jia Jiao Water Village World Music Festival

Bob Aves Group @ the Zhu Jia Jiao Water Village World Music Festival




At the airport (notice all the junk food! Terminal 3 is relatively new, so there aren't many options yet)...

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Simon and Tusa...

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Shanghai is a 3-hour plane ride from the Philippines...


Zhu Jia Jiao is a charming old town about 2 hours away (on the road) from the main city in Shanghai.


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Like a lot of many other things in China, it is a mix of the old and the new...
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We went to a park...

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Busy town.
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This was our hotel (Zhu Ji Ge)

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Post office from the great Qin Dynasty...

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We tried to go about the small town by ourselves, sometimes encountering mishaps when ordering food and such. Ordering by guessing from the pictures has its disadvantages (sometimes it was too much for one person), but it was all good....


Sauteed scallops
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Pork dish with vegetables underneath (kind of like Laing in Filipino)
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On our first full day there, we played at the preview night of the festival, at the Wang Chang center...


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Up until this time, we had trouble ordering food and knowing where to go because few people spoke English. So it was a blessing to meet a fellow Filipino at the venue who offered to take us around Zhu Jia Jiao, since his wife grew up there, and can take us to the good places. Of course we took up on the offer, and I'll reserve another blog entry for it. In the meantime, on to the other photos from the festival...



Nah Youn Sun and the French all-stars. Nah Youn Sun does a mean scat, and her voice is clear. The accordion player was fantastic. It's my first time to hear jazz solos on the accordion, I think.

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Bassists co...
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Bob Aves explains his octavina to a fellow guitarist...

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(And it was during this time when I was carrying my laptop and wearing my thick glasses - that some people came up to me and asked if I was the band manager)


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More photos from the festival...




Brochures and posters.
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At the Gingko Plaza...

Some of the audience were people who lived in the old village, and some were tourists. On the whole, they were very receptive and appreciative of the performances.
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Ria Osorio
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Tusa Montes
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Grace Nono
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Bob Aves
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Jorge San Jose
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Simon Tan
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The group with Peter Lee (far left), festival organizer
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With some of the other artists.

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Some of the festival volunteers from various universities...
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(Photos courtesy of Tusa Montes, Grace Nono and Bob Aves, and some are from my camera)

Will be posting the photos from the tour with our newfound Filipino friend, so please stay tuned. Thanks!




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