Hush!! Full Music 2020 – First online concert to be held on Sunday  Registration for workshops and short video competition now open

World Music Percussion Workshop – Learning Asalato and Handpan

Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) and co-organized by the Municipal Affairs Bureau, the concert “Hush!! Full Music 2020” will be held from 21 June until August. A number of music activities will be held online and in different areas of the city, as well as a range of music workshops and the short video competition “HUSH!! 300 Seconds”. All are welcome to participate. The first concert “Music Day Online” will be held online this Sunday (21 June).

The concert “Music Day Online” will be broadcast on the “HUSH Full Music” page on Facebook from 3pm to 6pm this Sunday (21 June). This day is also marked by the “Fête de la Musique” (Music Festival) featuring free music activities held in more than 430 cities from 110 countries, manifesting the spirit of spreading music everywhere. The concert will debut through online broadcasting, featuring musicians from Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China, including Jun Kung, Ghostly Park, Eva & Sin, Catalyser, Worktone String Quartet and ASURA, to bombastically kick start the event and share music with audiences from around the world.

In order to promote diverse music and provide exchange opportunities for artists, the concert “Hush!! Full Music 2020” offers four music workshops at the Macao Contemporary Art Centre - Navy Yard No. 2, namely “World Music Percussion Workshop - Learning Asalato and Handpan” on 4 July, where ASURA, a Macao band dedicated to promoting tribal musical instruments and world music, will introduce extraordinary percussion instruments, including the asalato from Africa and the trendiest instrument, the handpan; “What Can Lyrics Tell Other Than Love?” on 5 July, in which famous Macao composer, lyricist and music theory instructor Joe Lei, will share with participants his experience of writing lyrics and the source of his inspiration; “Metal Growl Singing Workshop” on 10 July, in which Big Daddy S., the vocal of Luktomo, will teach the basic mechanism of the human vocal system and guide participants to produce different kinds of growling sounds, thereby helping them to discover their unique vocal timbre; and “Experience Electronic Music Production” on 12 July, in which the DJ, music producer and host of the workshop Mark Lam (also known as “Pai LeaDer”), will give participants an overview of electronic music culture, the equipment, production process and operation. Those interested and aged 13 or above are welcome to participate in the workshops with free admission. Registration is open from 10am on 18 June onwards through the “Activity Registration System” on IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event. Vacancies for each workshop are limited to 25 - 40 and distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The short video competition “HUSH!! 300 Seconds” will be held again this year, allowing the public to have an opportunity to showcase their musical talent and the diverse possibilities of music. All interested parties may submit the application forms together with a video of their own instrumental or vocal performance, and will be eligible to win fabulous prizes. The awards, sponsored by Galaxy Entertainment Group, Bank of China Macau Branch, OCBC Wing Hang Bank and Air Macau, and selected by the organizer and veteran musicians, include the “Attractive Music Award”, “Creative and Fun Award”, “Heartwarming Award”, “Participation Spirit Award”, “Most Popular Awards” for entries with the highest number of “likes” and the “Active and Enjoyment Awards” for the first batch of participants who submit their videos. The short video competition “HUSH!! 300 Seconds” will accept submissions from 18 June to 27 July, and the award ceremony will be held on 2 August during the concert “Hush!! Full Music 2020”. The regulations and application form can be obtained and downloaded from IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo.

All activities of the concert “Hush!! Full Music 2020” will be arranged according to the anti-epidemic guidelines of the health authorities with preventive measures taken. For more information on the activities, please visit the “HUSH Full Music” page on Facebook and subscribe to IC’s official WeChat account “IC_Art_Macao”.

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