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20.5.2023 (Sat) 3:30pm–4:30pm

17.6.2023 (Sat) 3:30pm–4:30pm


Lemna of the alchemist


A minimum purchase of one drink per head. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis


2268 7321 (Programme)

2632 7103 (Reservation via WhatsApp)

Hosted by veteran music culturists Wong Chi-chung and Clarence Chang, the sharing sessions will focus on five topics, exploring different aspects and changes of Hong Kong's pop music culture from multiple perspectives. Selected music demos will be played through vinyl turntable, letting the participants appreciate the details and tunes of music from different periods, and evoke different memories through the great classics. Musicians from different generations and styles will be invited to join some of the sessions.
Duration: About 1 hour
Language: Cantonese

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20.5.2023 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Topic: Hong Kong Band Sound in 1980s (1)
Guest Speaker: John Laudon

17.6.2023 (Sat) 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Topic: Hong Kong Band Sound in 1980s (2)
Guest speaker: Mansonvibes

Topics and schedule of the remaining sessions will be announced.

About the speakers

Wong Chi-chung
Dr. Wong Chi-chung is Head of General Education at The University of Hong Kong since 2011. Both of his MPhil and PhD theses in HKU are themed on HK Pop Music and Global Pop Culture. He is also a veteran radio DJ, music critic, and curator. Focusing on international music and local pop/indie music culture, he plays an active role in promoting international and local art and culture through radio and TV programmes, and through curating various cross-cultural projects, including the Mandarin version of David Bowie’s song Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Dream Come True 80 Days Around the World (2000), PoPo Song (2004), James Wong Study (2005), Centennial Exhibition of Chinese Records (2006), Hong Kong Pop/Performing Culture: Creativity and Dynamics (2007), Farewell Ka Kui 15th Anniversary (2008), Gen-S Concert for Shanghai Expo (2010), and Hong Kong Week in Taipei (2012), Ryuichi Sakamoto's album async (2017), Heritage Museum (HK Pop 60+ : Canto Pop Oral History) (2021). Wong currently hosts the radio show ‘Chi Chung’s Choice’ on CR2 FM 90.3.

Clarence Chang
Please refer to the Chinese version.

Venue sponsored by Lemna of the alchemist

About the Guest Speakers

John Laudon (20.5.2023)
John Laudon is a member of the band Citybeat and their most well-known songs include Tolo Johnny and Watching You.

Mansonvibes (17.6.2023)
Please refer to the Chinese version.

The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute speaker.