MusicDish*China Sponsors "Small World" Shanghai Word Expo Tour

Top Quote Tomas Will Be Performing For An Estimated Audience Of 50-70,000 During 3 Shows At The World Expo. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 04, 2010 - Online media site MusicDish*China is joining St. Barthelemy-based BAZ BAR in presenting the Tomas Doncker Band "Small World" Shanghai Word Expo 2010 Tour. Tomas Doncker and his band were invited to unveil the release of his successful Global/Soul CD "Small World Pt.1 Deluxe Edition" during the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair (SPAF) in late September at the World Expo.

    On September 27th, Tomas Doncker will be playing songs from his World Soul album during a full concert at SPAF. Distributed worldwide by Sony/Red, "Small World" features guest appearances by world music legends Bill Laswell, GIGI, Selam Woldermariam, Ayib Dieng, and Martha Redbone. The Tomas Doncker Band will also be joining other international bands for joint performances during the New Folk Music Festival on September 28th and 29th.

    "We are so pleased to be working with such a world act as Tomas Doncker on our first China tour," said Eric de Fontenay. "I could not think of a better MusicDish*China brand ambassador for the world's largest and grandest stage ever." Tomas will be performing for an expected audience of 50,000 to 70,000 persons. The Expo has attracted up to 500,000 visitors per day, for an expected total of 70 million over the six months.

    "Small World Pt.1 Deluxe Edition" was designed as a love letter to the planet," explained Tomas". The first leg of the tour took us to St. Barth's in the Caribbean where we performed at the prestigious BAZ BAR. With their support, and an exclusive invitation from the Chinese Ministry of Cultural affairs, we are able to bring the 2nd leg of the tour to China. The final Piece of the puzzle was promotion. We are very fortunate to have MusicDish*China as our media sponsor for the tour. With the help of both, we are looking forward to sharing our message of peace, love and unity with the Chinese people."

    "New singers enter our circle every year, as Tomas Doncker did last season," noted Baz Bar owner Jean-Marc Lefranc. "Very few of them though are indisputable gems. Tomas is definitely one! Bazbar takes pride and honor in helping such talent in many different ways. This year we are happy to bring Tomas Doncker Band to the Shanghai Expo 2010 in association with MusicDish*China."

    Producer, Singer, Songwriter & Guitarist Tomas Doncker has been a mainstay on the New York music scene for over twenty years. He cut his teeth hanging out downtown in the fertile punk-funk explosion of the 1980s. He quickly found himself among the ranks of New York's groundbreaking musical elite and in such groups as: James Chance & The Contortions, James White & The Blacks, Defunkt, Latin-groove-meisters Konk and New York's absolute 1st hip hop group, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Joints (featuring Grammy-nominated pianist Arturo O'Farrill).

    Tomas has amassed performance and recording credits with a diverse List of musical luminaries including: Bootsy Collins, Ivan Neville, Yoko Ono, Amp Fiddler, Bonnie Raitt, folk-pop-diva Morley, Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe, Grammy winner Prince Charles Alexander's City Beat Band & spoken word / hip-hop pioneers Sonya Sanchez & Toni Blackman.

    The China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) is a state-level international arts festival hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and undertaken by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. The SPAF is a major sector of the CSIAF. Every year, delegates of world mainstream famous performing arts organizations, agencies, companies and arts festivals of over thirty different countries and regions are in attendance.

    Launched at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes, France, MusicDish*China is the latest online brand from MusicDish LLC, a digital music company, focused on the transforming music market in China. Leveraging its various online properties and growing network of Asian partners, MusicDish*China capitalizes on the growing interest in the Chinese market to educate and influence music executives and professionals worldwide. MusicDish*China also co-produces a monthly podcast in association with Hong Kong based Metal Postcard Records that covers the music and artists shaping the independent scene in China and Mandarin-speaking Asia.

    Jean-Marc Lefranc, the owner of Baz Bar, has hosted singer songwriters over the past twelve years. His passion for music has brought the club to become the leading venue of the island of St Barthelemy in the French West Indies, jewel of the Caribbean. Most bands that come to perform originate from the Boston area, music capitals like Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans, as well as New York City of course. Over the years, our goal has been to introduce new talent to an international clientele visiting the island. During 8 months in the year, Bazbar has a 3-week rotation program that includes dozens of amazing bands such as KJ Denhert and the NY unit, Adam Falcon, Evan Goodrow and Martha Redbone.


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