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Emmy the Great: Rethinking Mid-Autumn

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Emmy the Great presents a live streamed performance of new album April/Yuet Yam, as part of her curated series celebrating the mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Hong Kong.

April/Yuet Yam, released this October, is a further evolution of Emmy’s sound: swirling, strummed melodies juxtaposed with often darkly sharp lyrics that catch the listener off-guard – all delivered with a clear, softly precise vocal. The album details how Emmy the Great’s life changed under the glow of the Mid-Autumn moon, during a period of peace in pre-protest Hong Kong. The Moon Festival (also known as the Lantern Festival) celebrates Chang-E, the goddess in the moon: in some tellings of her story, she ascends to the moon after defying her tyrant husband, drinking his elixir of immortality to free China from his dictator-like rule. 

Live stream to be followed by a panel discussion centred around mythology, the moon and the power of intuition with authors Rowan Hisayo-Buchanan and Jessica Lee.

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