HKXO has an awesome vision:
“HKXO is a crossover. In a city famed for its blend of west and east, there unfortunately remains a divide between two parallel music communities. Whilst, the musical landscape of HK has never looked as bright as it has coming into 2012; HKXO aims to further close the rapidly narrowing gap between musicians in the territory; exposing as many people to as much beautiful, local, independent and genuine music as possible along the way.
1 show. 4 bands. 2 east, 2 west. Every month.”
Noticing the divide between western and local musicians in the city, HKXO wants to do what music does best, and bring people together. Leaving behind any notion of prejudice or unfamiliarity, HKXO creates a space and sets the stage for a fusion of the city’s diverse musicians and the creative live experiences they deliver.
I had the chance to go to HKXO 7 in late 2012, and I must say I was truly impressed by the talent! Not only does HKXO organize the shows, but they give you access to the bands’ music (usually available for free download), and help you discover talent you may not yet have known about. They also let musicians and music lovers know about opportunities (venues, recording studios, promoters etc.) in the area. It’s another great step forward in the development of Hong Kong’s independent music scene.
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