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Emmy the Great: Rethinking Mid-Autumn

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Emmy the Great with a silhouette of the Barbican behind her

This concert will be available to watch On Demand while we can’t be with you in person. Click to buy, and your stream will be available to watch for 48 hours.

Emmy the Great presents new album April/Yuet Yam, as part of her curated series celebrating the mid-Autumn Moon Festival. 

April/Yuet Yam is an 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 celebrates Chang-E, the goddess in the moon: who ascends to the moon, defying her tyrant husband and drinks his elixir of immortality to free China from his dictator-like rule. 

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

Approximate running time: 2 hours 1 minute including panel discussion

Produced by the Barbican

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