RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene. The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
As regular viewers will know, music and musicians are featured pretty much every week on The Works, apart from which I play the guitar and Ben plays the trombone. And musicians, like many other artists and craftspeople, can be very fussy about the tools they use. When it comes to where the finest musical instruments are made, few of us would think of Hong Kong. Most prestigious manufacturers of Western musical instruments are in places like Europe, the United States or the United Kingdom. But some instruments, such as violins and cellos for example, are made and repaired by individuals and companies in Hong Kong.
Ng Chak-lam specialises in the electric guitar.
Our guest this week doesn’t need much introduction if you’re into Hong Kong’s music scene. Angelita Li started her singing career in 1979. She’s a well-known backing singer for many Cantopop stars but she’s also a celebrated jazz singer who has worked with musicians as renowned as Eugene Pao and Ted Lo. She’s joined us today with her latest ensemble.
RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.
The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .
Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also in – most weeks – a live studio performance.