Always bringing the freshest recommendations in folk for China’s new generation, GUINNESS More Music ushers in a unique voice from Ningxia on May 30 at MAO Livehouse Shanghai. Suyang brings a blend of rock, folk, Shaanxi Opera, and other musical styles from China’s Northwest region to Shanghai for fans to experience. This special performance by Suyang is part of the GUINNESS initiative that started in 2009 as the “new generation of sound” commemorating its founder by celebrating “Arthur Day” and is designed to create a unique platform for musicians in China.

At age eight, “The Voice of Ningxia”, Suyang, moved to the Northwest Chinese city of Yinchuan. There he was influenced by local traditional folk music and local opera style. At age 16, he began playing guitar and joined a band which broadened his musical horizons. After the release of his first album Xian Liang in 2005, Suyang gained popularity from fans and critics alike. Suyang received positive reviews from the Chinese rock magazine Tongsu Gequ, CCTV, and also received several Chinese Music Media Awards. Suyang went on to put on shows at major events like the Beijing Midi Music Festival, the Shanghai World Expo Music Festival, and music festivals in Lijiang, creating an even larger fan base.

Suyang’s music tells a unique story and expresses the simple and sincere style of China’s Northwest folk music. Hailed as "one of the best voices to come out of the region in 20 years”, Suyang will make you feel the extraordinary strength of the Helan Mountains. This new voice of GUINNESS will be playing on May 30 and is not to be missed!

About GUINNESS More Music:

GUINNESS, the world’s number one stout with a legacy that spans over 250 years, is proud to present More Music - a series of concerts and festivals curated to showcase China’s growing independent modern folk movement. Against the backdrop of a music scene heavily influenced by the mass media and foreign popular culture, modern folk music is gaining a following for its authenticity, deeper lyrical content, advanced musicianship, and synthesis of traditional and historical influences. The rich lyrical content and eclectic sounds of some of China’s most innovative and experimental music provides a perfect pairing for the big, bold flavor of GUINNESS.

Globally, GUINNESS celebrates music through Arthur’s Day, an annual commemoration of Arthur Guinness, the father of the brand. Well-loved musicians pair up with up-and-coming artists on international stages from Dublin to Singapore, London to Kuala Lumpur, to provide fans with a remarkable and unforgettable experience. Celebrity musicians from years past include The Black Eyed Peas, The Script, Ed Sheeran, Brandon Flowers and Ellie Goulding.

Today, GUINNESS® is bringing this tradition to China by partnering with independent music promoter Split Works, to bring music that is Made of More.

GUINNESS More Music: Suyang Live in Shanghai
Date: Friday May 30. 2014
Time: 20:30
Venue: MAO Livehouse Shanghai
Address: 3F no. 308 South Chongqing rd. nr Middle Jianguo rd.
80 RMB (presale/student)
100RMB (door)
*1 bottle GUINNESS Original included: Alcohol not included for ages under 18
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