Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CIty of Darkness-The Walled City of Kowloon

Hak Nam, The City of Darkness, in Kowloon China was a cultural masterpiece. What started as a collection of squatter's shacks became a massive group of buildings connected together at some points up to 14 stories high. This "city" within a city occupied 6 1/2 acres and housed 33,000 people.

My good friend, and composer, Daniel Walker has written a musical about this city that was eventually taken down by the Chinese government. We had 10 people working in my studio (a new record for Ollie Llama Studio) to record the vocals for this new show. I will definately keep you posted on this one.

(For background read "City of Darkness" by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, and "Kowloon Walled City" by Ryuji Miyamoto.)

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