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Artist Alixe Fu, Yuki Onodera@Le French May & in the studio: Singer-songwriter-producer RUMBU


Artist Alixe Fu, Yuki Onodera@Le French May & in the studio: Singer-songwriter-producer RUMBU

Whether considered as a form of self-expression, an activity with functional purposes, or as a way to communicate ideas with others, art is a universal human behaviour.
For Alixe Fu, engaging with the public and with viewers of his works is an increasingly important aspect of his artistic practice.

It's May, and it's time to celebrate the annual Le French May Arts Festival. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the festival offers more than 100 programmes ranging from dance, exhibitions, and music to food and wine. In an earlier show, we introduced an exhibition that takes you - via virtual reality - to the Palace of Versailles. Today, we look at an exhibition by renowned Japanese artist, Yuki Onodera, who has been based in Paris for three decades. The exhibition, at wamono art, features a selection of her works, including the “Here, No Balloon” series which focuses on a part of Paris’s history that has disappeared.

Classically trained as a countertenor, RUMBU also writes, arranges, produces, and sings his own music in quite a different genre. In 2017, he joined local music producer Chiu Tsang-hei in a programme to learn how to produce pop music professionally. Next week, he's performing with ten other young artists in the “Indie Pop Concert” at the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival. He's with us right now.

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