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27 Jul, 2017


Plans are being drawn up to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival in Bristol with an event where the Far East meets the West with music, martial arts, dance and creative stalls.

Bristol singer, songwriter and producer Makala Cheung is working on the event, which will be backed by the Bristol & West of England China Bureau. It will be held on Sunday October 1st at O2 Academy, Bristol.

Headliners will include Fifi Rong (who has collaborated with Tricky, Skepta and Phaeleh) and Makala Cheung, who will be launching her new album Empress.

Other performers will include Movema (world dance fusion), GKR Karate, Bristol Shaolin Washu Academy, Angels Dance Academy (home of world Hip Hop dance groups such as the Dark Angels), Ethereal, DJ Belakia, Simon B (from Guangzhou Underground).

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Said Makala: “We held a Mini-Moon Festival at the Fleece in Bristol a few years ago where we had a full day of music, martial arts, dance and Chinese and east Asian culture. It was a really enjoyable and exciting day. Mid-Autumn is a major festival in China and we want to bring that excitement to Bristol”.

Makala Cheung makes electronic pop with a Chinese twist and urban influences, and she is currently financing her latest album Empress through crowd-funding. Two singles from the album have been released.

She has been performing and recording as a solo artist since 2012, including headline and main stage slots including Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Redfest, Keynsham Festival and last weekend at the Bristol Harbourside Festival, as well as Upfest, Shambala, Dot to Dot, Redfest, Brisfest, and St Paul’s Carnival.

 Details of the crowd-funding campaign can be found at:

There are rewards such as the album CD, digital download, laser cut keyrings, performances, even a songwriting session.