By Sofia Jesus
Music, watercolour and picture books — here is a menu for a weekend of magic.
Today, Friday, April 8, from 9 pm, Majik bring chill electronic to the concert venue of Macau’s Live Music Association (LMA). “We create music that weaves heart-felt lyrics over atmospheric sounds and broken beats, giving flight to the deepest thoughts we discover through feeling,” the two-member ensemble describes itself in their official Facebook page. Marcus and Jaimie’ performance in Macau is part of their YOU + ME Tour through Asia.
On Sunday, April 10, there’s a new reason to go back to LMA’s concert venue. The magic now? Live jazz. Part of a series of events called Sunday Sessions, the coming Sunday concert features The Bridge, followed by Macau’s Jazz Grooves, starting at 8 pm. The night will end with a jam session open to all musicians willing to join “another fantastic night of inspiration and relaxing sounds,” as the organisers say.
For a bit of magic on canvas, I recommend Cai Guo Jie’s latest solo exhibition, at Macau Art Garden. As the Taiwanese artist told mART here, the showcase offers a fresh look at Macau scenery, from a bird’s eye perspective. These are 14 wonderful watercolour portrays of Macau that should not be missed. The exhibition opened this week and will last until April 23.
Another exhibition set to make you dream is We All Love Picture Books, which opens today, Friday, at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Memorial House. Tomorrow, at 5 pm, there will be the War and Peace Picture Book Concert, by Taiwan’s Yen Po-Chen (musician) and Liang-pei Yen (performer). These events are part of Taiwan Festival — Macau, which brings illustration, music and cinema to the city until April 17. It is a cultural exchange feast that pays tribute to the younger generations and is aimed at bringing people together, as the event’s director, Taiwanese writer Lolita Hu, told mART here. So, look at the festival’s official website to keep track of all the events next week.
The magic is here — enjoy.