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The Arden Theatre's Plaza Series: The Gai Lan Ensemble with Erica Dee Mah

Thursday, July 18, 2024
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Part of: The Plaza Series

St. Albert Place
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Experience a night of cultural fusion featuring traditional Chinese melodies and contemporary folk sounds!

Gailan Ensemble nourishes your senses with their fresh repertoire, customized arrangements, and enthusiastic performances. Led by virtuosic flutist Jiajia Li, the chamber ensemble is made up of the finest Chinese instrumentalists in Alberta. The members’ diverse musical experience — from Chinese opera, Chinese orchestra, classical, jazz and pop — resulted in Gailan Ensemble’s wildly successful first live performance at Calgary's TD Chinatown Street Festival in 2022.

 

Erica Dee Mah is a singer-songwriter and contemporary guzheng player based in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2022, she released "The Sargasso Season", an original collection of songs written on the traditional 21-stringed Chinese zither. The album is an exploration of sounds and possibilities on the versatile instrument, and seeks out a place for the guzheng in Canadian folk-roots music. Erica writes about transoceanic journeys, Chinese-Canadian identity across generations, and finding connection in new landscapes. Exclaim! Magazine named her one of the "must-hear" emerging artists in Canada, and she was featured on CBC Music. She has performed at festivals across Canada, where she delivers an intimate, innovative, and captivating concert that transports audiences to another world. Her forthcoming EP, “Paper Wealth” is set to be released this spring.


St. Albert Place

5 St Anne St
St. Albert, AB, T8N 3Z9


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