LIVE CONNECTED: WONG CHI CHUNG

 

Back in the hometown groove: for our first Live Connected conversation in Cantonese, we dive deep into mud and musical inspiration with veteran Hong Kong DJ, critic and educator Wong Chi Chung.

Just over fifty years ago, a ragtag new rock festival took place in Upstate New York and changed the face of music and counterculture forever. Wong reflects on Woodstock 1969: its legend and its seminal influence, in his own life and far beyond.

He recalls his freewheeling days on the 90s festival circuit in the US and Europe – a time when he was often the only Asian journalist with all-areas access to the icons of rock. But as Wong explains, those early brushes with the likes of Bob Dylan and Nine Inch Nails didn’t leave him nostalgic  – they inspired him to connect. His passion for music is a framework for living curiously. What matters is seeing that spirit nurtured in new generations of fans and in the homegrown festival scene that is putting Hong Kong on the map.

Join hosts Peter Wong and Ching Siu-Wai as they delve into Wong Chi Chung’s extraordinary life in music, and learn what it can teach us about genuine connectedness in the digital age. Turns out “it’s not about the song or music necessarily, but the journey it inspires.”

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