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Kim Yang and friends @ Smith's Alternative

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Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra

After a year of overseas endeavour, Canberra songstress Kim Yang returns to share new music and travel stories supported by wonderful local talent! Just in time for Christmas and before Kim heads to Woodford Folk Festival for her last 2023 show in Australia, Kim is popping into Smith’s Alternative for an intimate show. Kim will be joined by bandmates Hayden Kinsman on keys and Matt Nightingale on double bass, and special guest Clarissa Goh on cello.

"Kim Yang is a force of nature, and she humbles me' - triple j radio

"Kim's voice is a little smoky, a little sweet - perhaps reminiscent of the great Tracy Chapman." - double j radio

“Kim Yang is an artist with international quality, her music is just absolutely stunning” - ABC radio Canberra

“Kim’s clear tones hit you from the very first note she sings. In a word, beautiful” - BMA Magazine, Canberra Australia

Support act: Areta is a singer-songwriter who weaves confessional and autobiographical narratives through multi-layered lyricism. Her melancholic and poetic style is inspired by artists such as Ani Difranco and Paul Dempsey. Her voice draws emotions from the listener that reverberate long after the performance has finished.

Tickets $25/20

Kim Yang + Tennyson King @ Old Church Theatre, Courtenay, BC, Canada

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Old Church Theatre, 755 Harmston Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2X6

JADE MUSIC FEST Featured Artists Come To Courtenay's Old Church Theatre (Elevating Chinese Music In Canada and Around the World) 6:30pm Door Opens 7pm Show Starts

Taiwanese-Australian songstress Kim Yang is coming to Canada for Vancouver's JADE MUSIC FEST, an annual music event which aims to make Vancouver the North American hub for Chinese-language music through the elevation of underrepresented Sinophone artists in BC. Both Artists will be performing in English and in their Native languages. “WE decided it would be exciting to try to bring some of the modern flavour of the JADE MUSIC FEST to Courtenay's Old Church Theatre” says Promoter Doug Cox, “and Kim agreed to come do a double bill with Vancouver's Tennyson King, who was a popular featured performer at this summer's VI MusicFest.” Come watch these two young performers weave their magic through story and song at Courtenay's intimate Old Church Theatre!

CAD 30 + Booking Fee + Tax

Panel: Time to Play Together @ Jade Music Festival

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ANNEX, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

Free entry, register here:

Stepping into the realm of underrepresented artists and those introducing their language and heritage to new audiences, this panel delves into essential practices and protocols. For artists navigating these paths, what guidelines ensure a successful journey?

Drawing wisdom from music producers, coaches, and artists themselves, this discussion unites experience and aspiration. How can artists authentically amplify their identities through music while bridging gaps in representation? This panel explores insights on navigating unlit stages. From cultural resonance to innovative presentation, panelists will dissect strategies for cultivating meaningful connections with new audiences.

Join us as we learn from those who have championed their identities through music, to build new appreciation and understanding for their heritage. This panel casts a spotlight on vital considerations for underrepresented artists and cultural ambassadors alike, enriching the musical tapestry with diverse voices.

Free entry, registration required

Kim Yang @ Jade Music Festival, Vancouver, BC Canada

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Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4

Taiwanese-Australian indie folk songstress Kim Yang will be visiting Vancouver, Canada for the first to showcase her music to the multicultural community at Jade Music Festival. Jade Music Fest & Awards is an annual music event which aims to make Vancouver the North American hub for Chinese-language music through the elevation of underrepresented Sinophone artists in BC.

What The Folkstival!

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Thrilled to announce that I’m playing my 1st music festival in China on 20 May! 😇🎶🌸 I feel isolated from gig life since moving to China but this is going to make my Beijing memory extra special ✨ What The Folkstival located just pass the 5th Ring Road on the way to Beijing airport.
It’s family-friendly from 2pm till late. Bring your kids, family and friends and grab early bird tickets before the 17th 🎶 See you there?

Artist Talk with Kim Yang and UpbeatCBR

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Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612

One of Canberra's most beloved singer-songwriters is leaving town!

In this special in-conversation style event, Upbeat's founder, Ruth O'Brien, will talk with Kim about what she's learned in recent years about how to build a career in music being based in Canberra. The chat will cover a mix of insights around songwriting, marketing yourself as an artist, building your audience and practical tips for next steps in your career as an independent artist. There will also be a Q & A at the end and a chance to mingle and meet others in music in Canberra.

Make sure not to miss out on this exclusive event with the beautiful, Kim Yang.

Kim Yang is a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter, her ethereal voice, evocative lyrics and soothing instrument fingerpicking capture the attention of passers-by.

Kim has supported and shared the stage with ARIA awarded artists including Katie Noonan, Josh Pyke, Ben Lee, Kate Ceberano and Fanny Lumsden. She is a regular at big gigs and festivals, including the National Folk Festival and Sydney Folk Festival this year.

Since 2019 Kim has released two EPs, one live album and received various grants from artsACT, including to produce her upcoming new project. Her music has been aired regularly on Double J radio and premiered on triple J.

This year Kim has been nominated as Artist of the Year by MusicACT and performed at the Australian of the Year ACT Awards ceremony.

Kim is currently expanding her skills as a songwriter and a home producer since receiving two arts grants from artsACT. She has been co-writing with various artists, including Katie Wighton (All Our Exes lives in Texas) and working on a few self-produced songs for her upcoming release in 2023.


Farewell, Canberra! Kim Yang Farewell Show with band

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Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra

It all started in 2017, from busking to big stages and touring, Taiwanese-Australian songstress Kim Yang has been known as one of the most active musicians of Canberra.

As Kim is set to move overseas for a few years from 2023, this show is her farewell and a thank you to her beloved Canberra people.

Believe this, it's really hard for Kim to leave. This is not a goodbye, life is always unexpected, sometimes we just have to roll with it.

Kim will be performing a solo set and a set with her wonderful band. Join Kim and her band for a fun and intimate lunch time show.

Band members:

  • Kim Yang - vocals & guitar & ukulele
  • Hayden Kinsman - keys
  • Matt Nightingale - bass & back up vocals
  • Naomi Smith - drums, flute & backup vocals
  • Viktor Rufus - electric guitar

$30, $15 concession price