Grammy Festival 2018
China’s music scene is continuously expanding and thriving, as musicians continue to innovate with their creations.
The enterprising spirit of the Chinese has resulted in the much anticipated news; Grammy is expanding into China! The Grammy Festival will be happening at Beijing’s ChangYang Music Theme Music Park on 30 April. It will feature Grammy winners Pharrell Williams, Macy Gray, Phoenix and Daya and Grammy nominees James Bay, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Republic, and more!
中国人创新的思维带来了令人们期待的消息－格莱美将踏入进中国！格莱美音乐节将在4月30日北京北京长阳音乐主题公园举办。音乐会表演包含了格莱美获奖者Pharrel Williams, Macy Gray, Phoenix, Daya和格莱美提名者James Bay, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Republic以及更多！
It will be a monumental gathering during the festival as music of the west meets the east, providing the audience with a unique, unrivaled live music experience.
Did you know that Dana Leong has worked with over 10 Grammy Award Winning artists? Check out gallery of artists below and let us know who you favourites are.
Dana Leong with Award Winning Celebrities
Not only is Dana Leong exceptionally talented, kind and charismatic – the world’s leading electric cellist – is ambitious and determined to make sure that music has an impact for entertainment as well as for bigger causes like humanity and economic disparity. Aside from being charitable and friendly to his fans, the two-time Grammy Award winning musician, composer and producer is well-respected and liked among his peers.
Just as Dana’s music spans various musical genres and disciplines, so does his connections with other well-known and accomplished celebrities. And as his style has been defined by the way he entwines electronic music with experimental jazz, funk, pop, rock and hip-hop, he continues to collaborate with others across these varieties.
So who are some of the many popular celebrities that Dana has crossed paths with over the few years?
He recently caught up and performed a few tunes with his friend and the famous American singer-songwriter, pianist and music producer Alicia Keys at an event in Shanghai.
Alicia Keys, 15x Grammy Award Winner
Although he did not perform with Black Eyed Peas (the American musical pop and dance-pop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo) and Matt Bellamy (the English musician and lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and principal songwriter of the rock band Muse), Dana has been in the company of these elite artists.
虽然他没有与Black Eyed Peas（美国流行音乐和流行乐队，由说唱歌手will.i.am、apl.de.ap和Taboo组成）和马特·贝拉米（英国音乐家兼主唱、吉他手、钢琴家和摇滚乐队缪斯的主要歌曲作家）一起表演过，但Dana也是这些精英艺术家公司的一员。
Black Eyed Peas, Grammy Winning Artists
He has also been seen and performed with the Cuban singer Xiomara Laugart, who is most recognized for her extensive career performing neuva trova music in Cuba and recording more than 17 albums.
Xiomara Laugart, Latin Grammy Winning Vocalist
In 2016 and 2015, Dana presented his TEKTONIK music celebrating the Global Teacher Prize along with Bill Clinton, former U.S. President and accomplished jazz saxophonist. The prestigious Global Teacher Prize is an annual $1 million USD award by the Varkey Foundation to a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
Bill Clinton, former U.S. president and accomplished jazz saxophonist
Early on in Dana’s career, while studying jazz trombone and orchestral cello at the Manhattan School of Music, one of the world’s premier music conservatories for classical music and jazz, Dana performed and produced songs with the celebrated American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte. He has also composed and recorded with Kealiʻi Reichel, the popular and bestselling singer, songwriter, dancer and personality from Hawaii.
Harry Belafonte, Emmy winning actor and Grammy Nominated Producer
Other celebrities and friends of Dana include Rahzel, the American beatboxer, rapper and former member of The Roots (the Jimmy Fallon Late Night band) and Pan Weibo, the American-Taiwanese singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. Dana has also been in the company of Stan Lai, the influential award-winning U.S. born Taiwan-based playwright and two-time winner of the Taiwan National Music Award.
Dana的其他名人朋友包括美国口技表演者、说唱歌手The Roots（吉米·肥伦深夜秀乐队），前成员Rahzel和美籍台湾歌手、词曲作者、说唱歌手和演员Pan Weibo。Dana同时也是Stan Lai公司的一员，他出生于美国但在台湾居住，是富有影响力的优等剧作家并两度获得台湾国家音乐奖的音乐家。
Rahzel, World beatbox champion and member of 3x Grammy Winning Jimmy Fallon Late Night Band “The Roots”
Pan Weibo, award winning musician/actor
Stan Lai, 2x winner of Taiwan National Music Award
Dana stays close to those who are famous behind the scenes as well, including his Grammy Award winning sound engineer, Alex Cuardo, and Grammy nominated music video director, Woodkid.
Alex Cuardo, Grammy Award Winning Sound Engineer
Woodkid, Grammy nominated Musician and Music Video Director
Most recently, Dana was contacted by Chanel to do a performance this spring. His requests for performances are never-ending and always remarkable and memorable for his fans.
Fun, stylish, down-to-earth and cool to fans, Dana has long been revered by many award winning musicians and celebrities for being an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and ambassador of music and for exceling at mixing elements of traditional instruments, such as his electric cello and trombone, with a variety of musical styles and visuals.