The Festive Drums


Huge drum

It’s the first weekend after the Chinese New Year holidays. The holiday was over but it’s still Chinese New Year. Lots of festive activities still going on, turn on the TV i still saw lots of commercials with the New Year greetings.

I received ticket of a Chinese Orchestra performance in West Kowloon. It’s something that worth seeing as I love music. And I wanted to get more inspiration for a post I had in mind about ‘participation’ in street photography. Or I put it this way, rather than walking around or simply scratching the surface. I think spending more time dig deeper would not only give me surprises (photos), but making me not as bored by just preoccupied by ‘photography’ alone.

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Early seats

This performance was organized by the Government (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) and has the Chinese drums as main theme. As explained previously, my impression to the West Kowloon has been skeptical. And this was no exception. It was all good with a few booths and made it a fair-like festival. There’s even a 5-meter tall drum allow visitors to beat on.

Let's hear the drums



The performance was average, not that the musicians were no good. More like the complete open air stage, making the weak sounding amplifiers even weaker. There were no seats, I was sitting on the ground. Perhaps I wasn’t prepared but It’s certainly not so pleasant. If they want to organize these kind of outdoor performance, they really have to consider taking care of the elderly too.

West Kowloon

The weather was just right. The clouds had gone away as the performance began in the late afternoon.


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I took a sunset stroll with my sister after it as she had never been to the jogging trail on the other side of West Kowloon.

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