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MBB2012: Capetown Shuffle (by Nils Landgren)


MBB2012: Capetown Shuffle (by Nils Landgren)

NILS LANDGREN (SWEDEN 2004) 蘭特格恩 (瑞典 2004)

After performing tracks from his own personal homage to one of the greatest pop bands in history live in Studio One in 2004 - tracks from his platinum album Funky Abba - Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit has gone on to do more great things other than continue to make excellent music. Nil’s passionate interest in humanitarian aid work led him to start Funk For Life© that recently brought the project to the slums of Kibera in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The Funk For Life© project complements the advancements being made by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) by generating funds for the MSF HIV/AIDS project in Kenya and raising public awareness about the precarious health conditions in these slums. It goes further by providing interactive activities for children. The ‘man with the red trombone’ and his friends distribute musical instruments and provide musical education, believing that something can be done to help these children towards a better life through music. Landgren’s credo is ‘music knows no borders, music is freedom’. It is music for change . . .


Music Beyond Borders

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The Music Beyond Borders @ 10 Anniversary Concerts are coming soon with a big change in venue - outdoors at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza C (as part of the New Vision Arts Festival 2012). The concerts will take place on 3 Nov (Saturday) and 4 November (Sunday) from 2:30pm to 6pm. Two past Music Beyond Borders artists return: Award winning Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing, this time with his Wired Paradise band and, Austria’s Georg Gratzer and Beefolk, who gained quite a following on their last visit here. To mark the start of another 10 years of Music Beyond Borders to come, will be the Claude Diallo Situation from Switzerland, taking part in the project for the first time.

Music Beyond Borders – there are no limits to where we can take you.
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