Dragonfly Garden in Dali will ring in the year of the pig with a party this Thursday, February 22nd featuring the first performance by a new Kunming hiphop collective plus all night food, drink and dancing.
One highlight of the party should be the debut of South Silk Road, a China-US bilingual hiphop crew featuring Kunming natives Hu Xuan aka Tangrenti and MC Jumpfish who will be sharing mike duties with MC Mike Wind and rapper/producer Marshall Hatfield. Word from Mike Wind is Jumpfish will be absent for the Dali performance but should be present for upcoming shows in Kunming to promote the first South Silk Road album, which is due for release in the next few weeks on Kunming label Codeword Records.
Kris Ariel, who produced the track 'Upwind Jumpoff' for MCs Jumpfish and Wind last year, will headline an all-night lineup of area DJs also featuring DJs Echo and Yan.
Entrance to the event is 20 yuan, which includes one beer and an Indian snack. Drinks, pizza and barbecue will be on sale all night. There will also be an all-night shuttle bus between the Dragonfly (on Erhai Lake) and the intersection of Renmin Lu and Bo'ai Lu in Dali Old Town.
For party information call Moe @ 138 8867 2754 or Dragonfly Garden at 135 2965 7680.
Click below to listen to mp3s by members of South Silk Road: