Agent d’ingérence étrangère : Alle die mit uns auf Kaperfahrt fahren, müssen Männer mit Bärten sein. Jan und Hein und Klaas und Pit, die haben Bärte, die haben Bärte. Jan und Hein und Klaas und Pit, die haben Bärte, die fahren mit.

  • Cui Jian

    Vous parlez d’oppression politique et culturelle en Chine ? Alors suivez l’itinéraire de Cui Jian et écoutez ses chansons. Il a fourni le soundrack de la révolte de 1989 et a navigué les vagues politiques depuis. Il est toujours actif en Chine sans ête censuré davantage que les chanteurs contestataire occidentaux. Xiexiei. Écoutez le. Le censurer serait comme censurer Baudelaire. Le gouvernement chinois le sait.

    Hosted by Angélique Kidjo, the series echoes globalFEST’s live flagship event in spirit but is centered in the framework of the Tiny Desk concert series. This collaboration presents exclusive video performances from nine artists filmed in their respective homelands, on the road and in exile all over the world. There will be three nights of concerts, each featuring three bands, on consecutive nights beginning Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The globalFEST team wrote the following biographical information about each performer.

    Cui Jian, China
    The most influential rock musician in China is Beijing-born, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist Cui Jian. The former leader of Chinese rock band Ado, Jian’s solo music is continually embraced by new generations: his albums having sold more than 10 million copies in Asia. The Wall Street Journal said, “Cui Jian continues to be an inspiration for China’s disenchanted youth.” However, Jian’s prime inspiration comes not from politics, but from personal issues. He said, “I talk about serious things in my heart and people’s lives, including, of course, love. But, mostly it’s about Chinese culture, the modern culture. They’re not political songs. It’s just the truth, the modern truth. I talk about our life in China.”

    “Fake Monk”
    "Go On"
    “Wild in the Snow”

    Cui Jian: lead vocals, guitar
    Liu Yuan: saxophone
    Eddie Randriamampionona: guitar
    Liu Yue: bass
    Lu Chao: drums
    Gao Xing: hand percussion
    Wu Na: Chinese guqin
    Zhou Tian: vocals
    Li Yanan: vocals

    Art Director: Cui Jian
    Executive Producer: Yoyo
    Executive Director: Ken Deng
    Live Music Recording Engineer: Li Feng
    Live Music Supervisor: Wang Zheng
    Live Recordist: Zheng Xiaofei
    Program: Wang Zheng
    Live Monitor Sound Engineer: Xu Xuan
    Audio Equipment Coordinator: Wang Chaojie
    Sound Mixing/Mastering: Li Make
    Musician Assistants: Yang Haitao, Gao Shuo
    Videographers: Ken Deng, Li Bingwei, Xu Zhu, Li Qianpeng, Jiao Mingjie, Jin Siwei
    Assistant: He Chang
    Gaffer: Sun Qunliang
    Assistant: Sun Xujie, Cao Yawei, Wang Xinqiao, Cao Junfei
    Coordinator: Wang Zebin, Sira
    Special thanks to East Shore Jazz Club

    Creative Director: Bob Boilen
    Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin
    Series Producer: Bobby Carter
    Editing: Joshua Bryant
    Tiny Desk Team: Marissa Lorusso, Hazel Cills, Ashley Pointer

    Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, and Bill Bragin
    2023 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, and Meera Dugal
    Event Producer: Ian Thake
    Host: Angélique Kidjo
    Legal Services: Tamizdat
    Legal Services: Duane Morris
    Video Production: Karim Tabbaa

    The Mellon Foundation
    The National Endowment for the Arts
    NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

    Ken Umezaki
    Fabian Alsultany
    Steven Kirkpatrick
    David Komar