What's Up Shenzhen: October 17-23

By That's PRD, October 17, 2016

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That's PRD takes a look at the best of the week:

October 17: Free Nelson Mandoomjazz


A trio originally from Scotland, Free Nelson Mandoomjazz offers audiences a unique mix of jazz from the 50s, free jazz from the late 60s, elements of baroque and classical chamber music and doom rock metal.

October 17, 8pm; RMB60 preasle, RMB80 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listing.

October 18: MUSICMUSICMUSIC & "Ming-Wu-Xu" Trio


Three extraordinary jazz musicians make up MUSICMUSICMUSIC. The group has become widely acclaimed for their refreshing lack of respect, humoristic features and intimate live performances and has reached out to audiences far beyond the traditional borders of jazz music. 

October 18, 8pm; RMB60 preasle, RMB80 at the door. B10 Live. See event listing.

October 19: Bänz Oester and The Rainmakers 


A Swiss-South African band, The Rainmakers includes the internationally acclaimed bassist Bänz Oester. Their performances show a deep appreciation for African culture and are not to be missed! 

October 19, 8pm; RMB60 preasle, RMB80 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listing.

October 20: Otomo Yoshihide and Yoshigaki Yasuhiro Duo


Otomo Yoshihide has composed a wide range of music, but on his October 20 stop in Shenzhen he will be showing off his grasp of Japanese-style jazz. Joining him will be Yoshigaki Yasuhiro, a Japanese jazz drummer and percussionist. In the 2000s, he performed with Otomo Yoshihide and bassist Bill Laswell, recording several albums under the name Soup.

October 20, 8pm; RMB80 preasle, RMB100 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listing.

October 21: Mothra & Men I Trust


Monthra explores electroacoustic territory extending the sonic possibilities of their instruments with effects, loops and live electronics. They will be followed by Canadian band Men I Trust, who will undoubtedly provide a superb show.

October 21, 8pm; RMB60 preasle, RMB80 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listing.

October 22: Shenzhen International Chess Open Tournament 2016


The Chess Open Tournament is returning! This year it will have six rounds and the top winners will have a chance to play simultaneous games with world champions Ye Jiangchuan and Liu Shilan. 

October 22, 9am-6pm; free. Shenzhen Book Mall. See event listing

October 22: British Day


Organized by the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong and supported by Shenzhen Shekou International School, British Day is back this autumn bringing delicious British snacks to the Shenzhen public. There will be activities and performances during the 2016 Shenzhen British Day and all nationalities are welcome at the celebration. 

October 22, 11am-4pm; RMB30. Shekou International School. See event listing.

October 22: SCF 8th Annual Captivating Charity Auction


The Shenzhen Charity Federation Eighth Annual Captivating Charity Auction will be held in Futian Shangri-La Hotel on October 22. Captivating works to educate girls, end poverty and put a stop to human trafficking. With your support, 1,000 girls in China and many of their families will have better lives this year. 

October 22, 6pm; RMB800/person. Futian Shangri-La Hotel. See event listing.

October 22: MONO Requiem for Hell 

MONO_SZ_web1.jpgThroughout their 14-year career, MONO has ascended consistently in both popularity and critical acclaim, with record sales and live show attendance. On this trip to Shenzhen, MONO will present work from their new album Requiem for Hell.

October 22, 8.30pm; RMB180 presale, RMB220 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listing.

October 23: Sebastian Schunke Group 


Founded in Berlin, the Sebastian Schunke Group has been an energetic part of the international jazz scene since 2012. The Latin Jazz Network selected their 2011 album Life and Death as one of the best CDs of the year and called the band the “most innovative Latin jazz band” in the world. 

October 23, 8pm; RMB60 preasle, RMB80 at the door. B10 LiveSee event listing.

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