CAN – Coalesce – Music, Poetry & Fine Whisky

3rd July 2019

19:30 - 21:00


A captivating celebration of all the senses, blending music, poetry and award-winning whisky from Kavalan distillery in Taiwan. £12.00 tickets that do not include whisky are also available.


Join Chinese Arts Now for a wonderful, one-off night featuring the talents of post-90s Chinese poet, Yu Yoyo and CAN Collective musicians, Cheng Yu, Wang Xiao, Charlie Cawood, DJ QuestionMark and An-Ting Chang. Coalesce promises to be a captivating celebration of all the senses, blending the compelling voices of Yu Yoyo and AK Blakemore with music that captures the spirit of both classical Chinese instruments and contemporary styles. As you listen, enjoy five carefully selected whiskies by Kavalan, an award winning distillery in Taiwan.

Cheng Yu – Pipa, Guqin
Charlie Cawood – Guitar, Zhongruan
An-Ting Chang – Keyboard
DJ QuestionMark – Turntables, Flute
Wang Xiao – Erhu

Poet & Translator:
Yu Yoyo
AK Blakemore

Produced by Chinese Arts Now in partnership with Poetry Translation Centre and Kavalan Whisky.

“Coalesce: Guqin & Piano was regarded as one of the most beautiful lunchtime concerts we have had, musically and in terms of overall experience.”
Rachel Harris, Festival Curator, China Changing Festival – Southbank Centre

£20.00 tickets include tasters of five Kavalan whiskies. £12.00 tickets do not include whisky.

Photo credit: Tian Yun


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