The Year of the Water Rabbit will be a gentle year for healing and promoting more peace putting the past tumultuous year of the Water Tiger behind us. Rabbit is known for diplomacy, luck, promoting and following good morals. The Rabbit year will focus of more productivity, empathy, kindness and serenity.
Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy from The Weekend Family Music Hour (WFMH). We wish you love, prosperity, peace and good health in the Year of The Water Rabbit 2023.
“Empty Your Mind, be formless, shapeless like water.” – Bruce Lee
Gong Gong Gong 工工工 – Siren
Gong Gong Gong 工工工 is a blend of circular power guitar blues incorporated with Cantonese and Mandarin singing courtesy of Tom Ng. The duo, Tom Ng (guitar) and Joshua Frank (bass), started playing together in Beijing in 2015.
Fans of Western Saharan guitarists and Bo Diddley may especially appreciate the full spectrum of guitar and bass that transpires musical borders and expands the diversity of blues type music to support rhythmic and hard tonal transnationalism. Check out Phantom Rhythm Remixed featuring Asian deejays elevating the Phantom Rhythm album into otherwordly cadence.
Dear Eloise – Brave New World
Dear Eloise is composed of Beijing musicians, Sun Xia (vocals) and Yang Haisong starting in 2008. Dear Eloise is a studio only project influenced by Yang’s more popular band, P.K.14. Yang is also known for his contributions to the Maybe Mars independent record label that is based in Beijing, China. Maybe Mars fosters experimental rock and indie bands from China, Australia and beyond (RADII)..
Love & Peace – I Can’t Say
Love & Peace was a Korean band from the late 1970s who mastered the sounds of funk, soul, pop and electronic sounds. Love & Peace albums expand to psychedelic remasterings of classical compositions and western themes that bring a happy, triumphant twist to classical improvisations, extending to blues rock and folk tones layered with moog, emotional guitar and vocals peppered with funky drum breaks. Fans of Sanulrim will deeply appreciate Love & Peace (rockontherice.com).
Frankie Kao (Gao Ling Feng) – I Don’t Know How I Love You (to the melody of I Didn’t Know I Loved You Till I Saw You Rock n’ Roll).
Ko Yuan-Cheng (1950-2014) aka Frankie Kao and Kao Ling-feng was a Taiwanese singer, actor and television show host. He was given the moniker The Frog Prince by his friend and comedian, Ni Min-jan. Kao starred in 14 films and released 11 albums, plus participated in many live events, singing, dancing and showcasing his unique fashion and adaptability in music/entertainment styles.
Kao lived his life to the fullest, marrying three times in his life and prospering with 6 children. He continued to perform until his demise at the age of 63 from leukemia (wiki).
Yolinda Yan – 無伴的舞 (Dance Without A Partner to the melody of I Think We’re Alone Now).
Yolinda Yan is a popular Canto-Pop singer, actor and former band member of the Japanese Onyanko Club idol group. Yan started in the entertainment world when she joined the Hong Kong television channel Asia Television Limited and within the same year of her stardom, she also became a research student for Onyanko Club in 1987. Yan returned to Hong Kong later to release her first album Hansam Jyuzi and her second album Jan Cosin Mou Bun Di Mou became her well known hit album (generasia.com).
Writen by Karen Lee (DJ Motormouth Mom) Weekend Family Hour biweekly Saturday 0800-1000 PST.
Weekend Family Music Hour has been with Freeform Portland since the station was established. As a family we have grown with the station & feel so privileged to have an affordable family activity that brings us together with your family’s lives, letting us share our musical household tastes.
We love reciting Chinese horoscope predictions for Asian Lunar New Year, playing our Moog on Halloween, selecting songs based on politics or societal challenges and holidays! Check out our seasonal shows! Mostly indie, rock, electronic, international, folk, rock, synth, disco, soul, hip hop, experimental and jazz/tongue jazz.
Link to past shows: https://www.mixcloud.com/karen-lee3/