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Asian Music Mondays 08/04/2014

Tonight on the show we’re celebrating Qixi Festival (七夕 in China), or Tanabata (七夕 in Japan), or Chil Seok (칠석 in Korea), otherwise known as Chinese Valentine’s Day!

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Videos about this festival (with English subtitles):
Chinese: http://youtu.be/DIjKnznU6H4
Korean: http://youtu.be/fHAj44KsAdw
Japanese:http://youtu.be/EwB03sdV_5Q

Some terms about this festival in English/Chinese/Korean/Japanese:
Qixi Festival:  七夕 (Qi Xi), 칠석 (Chil Seok), 七夕 (Tanabata)
* All of these words literally mean “the evening of the seventh
* 乞巧节 is the alternative name for Qixi Festival, which literally means “the festival to plead for skills”. Traditionally, back in the ancient times, young girls would dress up and pray that they would be as skillful as the Weaving Maid

Stars:
Altair:  牛郎 (Niu Lang), 견우 (Gyeon-Wu), 織姫 (Oriheme)
Vega:  织女 (Zhi Nv), 직녀 (Jing-Nyeo), 彦星 (Hikoboshi)

Mayday 五月天 – “LOVE-ing / 恋爱ING”
Sabão シャボン – “Update / アップデート
Jam Hisao 萧敬腾 – “Princess / 王妃
IU and Ulala Session – “Anxious Heart / 애타는 마음
Kym 金莎 – “Legends / 新月神
Brown Eyed Girls – “L.O.V.E”
Utada Hikaru 宇多田ヒカル – “First Love”
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Asian Invasion 02/03/2014

Tonight we’ll hear from artists that are headed to North America this March!  A whole group of Korean indie artists will be appearing at this year’s legendary South by Southwest Festival, including Love X Stereo, who has already scheduled their Michigan date, and will be at the Pike Room in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 25th!

Also sonically invading North America this March is Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天).  They’ll be at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, March 22nd, and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Monday, March 24th!

Love X Stereo – “Fly Over” (Impact 89FM Interview)
Glen Check – “Young Generation”
Sun Yue – “欢乐中国年 / Happy Chinese New Year”
Mayday – “歪腰 / Orz”
4minute – “Volume Up”
Various Artists – “祝福你 / We Wish You (Cantonese)”
Jang Kiha and the Faces – “우리 지금 만나 / Let’s Meet Now”
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