20 May - 23 DecemberFree
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2023 will present weekend sharing sessions of “Culture Café” once each month from May to December at a bar on a corner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to share with participants local pop music culture.
Veteran music culturists Wong Chi-chung and Clarence Chang will host the eight sharing sessions, which will focus on five topics to explore different aspects and changes in Hong Kong’s pop music culture from multiple perspectives. Meanwhile, selected music demos will be played through a vinyl turntable at the sharing sessions, offering participants opportunities to appreciate the details and tunes of music from different periods. Musicians from different generations and styles will also be invited to join some of the sessions.
The 1980s was a glorious era for Cantopop music, when numerous adaptations and band songs appeared that contributed to the diversified music scene in Hong Kong. The first two sessions, both themed on “Hong Kong Band Sound in 1980s”, will be held on May 20 and June 17 (Saturdays) respectively. Veteran musician John Laudon will join as a guest speaker in the first session to recall together with participants the precious memories of the city’s music in the 1980s.
All sessions will be conducted in Cantonese and will take place at Lemna of the alchemist, ground floor of Restaurant Block, Hong Kong Cultural Centre at 3.30pm. Each session will last for about one hour. Each participant is required to buy a drink to gain admission. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The dates and topics for the remaining six sessions will be announced in due course. Please visit the website www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/programs_1552.html
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