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International Jazz in Hong Kong; Mexican September; Singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle (20 Sep 2005)


Over the summer Hong Kong has been well served by visiting jazz bands. We've had guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and the Finnish Trio Toykeat, all as part of the LCSD's Jazz Up festival. We've also had Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band from Los Angeles. We talked to all of them about jazz, what it is, and how the world responds to it. It's Mexican September, time for a month-long festival celebrating a country known for its spice and vitality. Among other disciplines the festival features art, music, film, and photography. The Works previews some of the highlights of the coming week. This year RTHK Radio 4's show, Music Beyond Borders, is highlighting music from Latin America, Italy, and Great Britain. Last Thursday, with the help of the British Council and the British Consulate General in Hong Kong, the show featured English singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle. She sings and plays a wide range of music on a wide range of instruments. There's bluegrass, electronica, indie rock, hip-hop, folk and classical music in there. We asked her, among other things, if the variety is evidence of a short attention span.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
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