MusicDish e-Journal - May 28, 2015
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Black Rabbit - An Autumn Musical Feast
Nearly 30 acts joined the festival, including both top international and domestic bands
By Effy Yu
(more articles from this author)
2011-09-25
Comment | Email | Print | RSS


View the Black Rabbit Festival Gallery

Black Rabbit Festival, as the first Chinese Bi-city music festival, was held last weekend in Beijing and Shanghai. Nearly 30 bands and artists joined the festival, including both top international and domestic bands, providing music fans from all over the world with a brilliant music show.


View the Black Rabbit Festival Gallery

One of the most eye-catching performances was Hanggai, a band from Mongolia. They wore Mongolian costumes, and they used many different instruments, ranging from Mongolian, to electronic guitar, bass, etc. They combined Mongolian music and rock music in a perfect way. Starting with a song dedicated to Genghis Khan, they immediately caught all the attention. The vocalist brought us several songs that are related to grassland in an extremely passionate way, and he also said that it reminded him of his hometown when he saw the grassland, blue sky, clouds, and breeze here in suburban shanghai. The exquisite guitar skills, enthusiastic singing style of the vocalist and guitarist, and the deep and exotic voice of the matouqinist were all very impressive. And as usual, they were drinking beer while giving the show.


View the Black Rabbit Festival Gallery

Hebe, the beautiful singer from Taiwan, was on stage afterwards. She totally overthrew her usually calm and sweet image by crazily dancing and shaking her orange hair while singing a Beatles song. Different from other indie music artists playing here, Hebe belongs to the league of mainstream pop singers. She also encouraged her fans to pay more attention to Chinese indie music. She gave her fans a great show and sang eleven songs in a row. As a tribute to Hebe, her song called 'Love' was performed in a remixed version by DJ Otakrew on the adjacent NBA STREET JAM stage.

As the sun was setting, American hip-hop singer Ludacris turned the whole field into one large dance floor. Together with his friends, Ludacris performed his most loved songs, such as 'Money Maker', 'My Chick Bad', 'How Low', etc. The mood peaked when he covered Usher's first signature song 'Yeah!'.


View the Black Rabbit Festival Gallery

The most anticipated band, 30 Seconds to Mars, blasted onto the stage after almost an hour of sounding testing. The vocalist Jared Leto was vigorously welcomed by the audience, and girls even cried seeing him. They started out with several high-intensity rock songs, before treating their fans to some acoustic ones. During their performance, Jared Leto invited a lucky fan onto the stage, creating a memory of a lifetime. As their show came to an end, the Black Rabbit Festival also drew to a close.

Apart from these big stars, numerous other outstanding bands also gave great performances in the festival. The female vocal of Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystems showcased her deep, resonant voice, and their Chinese reggae songs. One of the festival's most iconic events happened when Carsick Cars, a famous Chinese band, was playing their most known song, 'Zhongnanhai'. The song is named after one of the most popular cigarette brands in China, so as they were playing, their fans treated them to a ritual shower of Zhongnanhai cigarettes.

The Norwegian band 120 days celebrated their for now last concert in China, by drinking pure vodka while playing their synthesizers, and bringing the fans old-school funky electronic music. The hip-hop music played at the NBA STREET JAM stage led to a street dancing battle among the audience. It turned out that the hip-hop crowd in China had some unique moves to display. In addition to the great artists, visitors to the Black Rabbit Festival were treated to an amusing showcase basketball match, including street dance, and cheerleaders.

The Black Rabbit Festival successfully gathered music fans from around the globe to enjoy this musical feast on a super cozy autumn day. 'See You Next Time' was displayed on a big banner at the exit, which hopefully presented Split Works' and Taihe Live's confidence in bringing us another fantastic music festival next year.

Related MusicDish e-Journal Articles:
» Black Rabbit - An Autumn Musical Feast (chinese version) - Black Rabbit - An Autumn Musical Feast (chinese version) (2011-09-25)


Home » MusicDish*China » Black Rabbit - An Autumn Musical Feast
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=13006
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

MusicDish*China

» MusicDish*China Tours, Signing, NYCxDesign and Planetrox

» Award-Nominated DJ Soulier Performs at Beijing's Award-Winning DDC

» Second Hand Rose "Crossing Boundaries" World Tour

» CMW Live Touring Summit: Interview with Elliott Lefko

» Online Chinese Music Video Platform Yinyuetai Raises $35 Million In Funding

MusicDish*China Directory



» [2015-05-22] MusicDish*China Tours, Signing, NYCxDesign And Planetrox; It's Been A Busy 2015 With New Tours, Our Launch Into The Art/design World And Signing Of One Of The Pioneers Of Chinese Rock

» [2015-05-19] Award-Nominated DJ Soulier Performs At Beijing's Award-Winning DDC; Western Canadian Music Awards Nominee Returns To China For 7 Dates In Beijing, Changsha, Wuhan, Guangzhou And Tianjin

» [2015-05-18] Second Hand Rose "Crossing Boundaries" World Tour; China's Boldest Rock Band Will Embark On Their "Crossing Boundaries" World Tour That Will Include One Of Europe's Biggest Festivals, Paleo Festival Nyon 2015

» [2015-05-13] CMW Live Touring Summit: Interview With Elliott Lefko; Interview With Elliott Lefko VP Of Talent, Goldenvoice / AEG Live / Coachella

» [2015-05-12] Online Chinese Music Video Platform Yinyuetai Raises $35 Million In Funding; The Funding Would Be Used To Build A Fan Club Platform And Optimize Its Music Fan Service System

» [2015-05-11] Founder Of Beijing Oi! Punk And MiSanDao Front Man Passes Away; Ode To China's Boot Boy

» [2015-05-09] The New Wave Of Chinese Contemporary Art: Identity, Irreverence And Forward-Looking; Avent Studio, LittleE Studio And MusicDish*China Will Present A Unique Event Assembling Chinese Creators Who Have Chosen Very Different Paths, And Yet Share A Common Spirit

» [2015-04-30] Tommy Hilfiger New Store Opening In Beijing, China; As Part Of His Global 30th Anniversary Tour, Iconic American Designer Tommy Hilfiger Will Visit Beijing For A Special Program

» [2015-04-24] Stones Fans Rejoice - 2015 Tour Dates Announced; This Tour Will Follow The Band's 2014 One Fire Tour, Which Went Through Europe, Asia, New Zealand, And Australia

» [2015-04-07] INTRO Electronic Music Festival: Interview With DJ Weng Weng; INTRO Music Festival, China's Biggest Electronic Music Festival, Will Be Held This May 1st In Beijing's Chaoyang Park

» [2015-04-06] VUE Audiotechnik Establishes VUE China; VUE Audiotechnik China Will Offer The Entire Complement Of VUE Products As Well As Provide Technical Support For All Integrated Systems

» [2015-04-03] March 28, 2015: A Black Day For Yaogun (Chinese Rock); A Bad Practical Joke Played On China's Rockers? 330 Festival, MIDI Festival And Strawberry Festival Get Cancelled
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

New Island Entertainment Presents Second Hand Rose @ New York's Santos Party House

Award Winning AC / Pop Artist Jimmy White Secures Track In Canadian Independent Movie

Canadian WCMA Nominated DJ Soulier Performs At Beijing's Award-Winning DDC

Dyne Side Is Officially The First Winner Of The Muzicol Revolution

Heavy Russia: Young Metal Act "Gravity Rain" Announce Crowdfunder For "Artifacts Of Balance"

Are You A Professional Musician Or Talented Composer? Help Xhail Find You

Vocalist/Songwriter Halie Loren Explores Transformation And Self-Realization On Soulful Release, Butterfly Blue - Available June 9 Via Justin Time Records

Eurovision Contestant Tamar Kaprelian Releases New Single "Yours To Keep" On EP Through Killer Tracks' Artists Series



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships