Let our artists and performers take you on a journey around the world from the colourful streets in Brazil, to the mountains in China. From the deserts in Australia to the jungles in Africa. Swing your hips and tap your feet to both our fabulous dancers and world music acoustic singers. Watch in awe at our awesome acrobats and athletes. Listen to the roars, the beats, the sounds and the music.
The Safari stage and Cloud stage (aka The Sky Theatre & The Basilica) are set for our performers and artists to bring to life, through their live sketches, doodles and large scale drawings. The space will literally be taking shape over the course of the weekend, with the makings of arts and animals.
Our performers and artists are worldly and from around the world, let them take you on a wild journey across the globe!
Jammala was formed in 2006 in Shanghai. It's the first West Africa Mandingo band in China. Their South Africa Djembe music is based on drums, singing and dancing. Usually they do a drum circle, the primitive rhythm and melody will make everybody dance! Since 2006 Jammala had been covered by Tv (CCTV, 湖南卫视, ICS), magazines and news, and also doing numerous festivals and events.
Baiyu is a folk singer who uses music to express his emotions, his philosophy and his societal concerns. He released his album ‘My World’ in 2010, after which he teamed up with Xu Peipei to form a band and toured around China with their music. He has also given lectures on his philosophy at various colleges. Believe it or not, Baiya actually used to be a grunge singer prior to his times of singing folk music!
RADICAL ELEMENTS 偏旁部首
Radical Elements is formed of four Chinese members and is the first band to incorporate the use of the gong as its main percussion. Their music is expressed through the use of the bamboo flute, guitar, dombra, voodoo drums and khoomei, a type of Tuvan throat singing. The style of music is a fusion between Mongolian, Chinese, Indian and Arabian. By way of their experimental nature, they create many new and unique pieces that go deep within. Feel the music with Radical Elements.
TRIBES OF ASAPH
The Tribes of Asaph are a funky, organic, acoustic ensemble based in Shanghai bringing you carefree feel-good music. The band began as a duo – Asaph from Malaysia and Tom from Mongolia - playing weekly sessions in the Wooden Box. Soon after, they were joined by other members from across the globe – Johnny from New Zealand, Ayumi from Tokyo and Sasha from around the world. They have also previously played at the JZ Festival. Grab a drink and chill out with The Tribes of Asaph.
DUE SOUTH TRIO
This trio was formed in Shanghai by musicians who love the sun and who like to head south every winter. They play a little jazz, a little Latin, a little folk and a little gypsy. A little bit of everything. Come and sample their music!
Shanghai Swings is a swing group hosting regular weekly classes in Shanghai in styles such as the Lindy Hop and the Charleston. They will be showcasing their talents at the Vintage Zoo Fest this weekend. Come along and learn about the different styles of dances and get involved with a tap, tap, turn and step! “Shanghai Swings is here to spread the joy of swing dancing in Shanghai and around!”
Link Parkour are an international group of athletes from all corners of the earth. They have extensive experience in stunts, performances, coaching and have competed in many competitions. Regardless of age or fitness level, Link Parkour strive to deliver the highest quality services and training, increasing physical and mental levels and helping their students to reach their full potential. Let Link Parkour spread their positive energy out to you!
DJ Cavia began his career after DJ Shadow’s renowned set “In Tune On Time” and within just 2 years, won China’s DMC Championship in 2008. A freestyling free spirit, he is admired for his ability to fuse together old and new playing Hip-Hop, Rock, House, Electro and Dubstep to both mainstream and underground crowds. He has headlined with the likes of Ghostface, Killah, DJ Shadow himself and is the official after party DJ for Usher. Watch him spinnin’ some tunes!
MC STORM XU
Storm hails from Yangpu, Shanghai (or as he calls it, “THE HOOD”). Since he was a child he’s always been a very unique individual (or what his teachers called “an attitude problem.”) However, after growing up he has conquered this, and now only uses his exceptional view to make people grin or laugh.
Storm is also a motorcycle mechanic, and he loves listening to hip hop music, but unfortunately, never remembers the lyrics.
His ultimate goal is to one day film his own comedy special on HBO
Siu Tang, the creative director of The Orangeblowfish offers a fresh and inspiring perspective on visual campaigns. He offers a platform to showcase artistic talent and creativity for various forms of art such as graphic design, sculptures and 3D illustrations. Doodle Zoo became one of the main visitor attractions when showcasing at the Flea Market in 2012. What will you Doodle Zoo?
Cecilia Jansson is a talented artist whose work includes decorating a 200-metre long walkway at Kumla prison in Sweden using metal sheets. This large scale project took a total of 2 years to complete and was made in collaboration with the inmates. Using a variety of techniques, each picture along the wall tells a different story.
Over the course of the Vintage Zoo Fest weekend, Cecilia will be creating a 20-metre artwork of none other than the 1933 Shanghai building itself using the simplest of materials such as newspaper, charcoal and tape. See the artist in action creating a masterpiece in history!
Anneliese Charek is co-founder of Basement 6 Collective, a community space dedicated to promoting the arts in Shanghai. She is a graduate of California Institute of Arts and specializes in film, dance and video installation. Her previous work has been showcased at the Buenos Aires Dance for Camera Festival and also at the MOCA/CalArts Feminist Art Symposium. She is currently working on a mini documentary-series about artists in Shanghai entitled ‘Ganma?'
Young, talented Chinese graffiti artist.
Writing by Lily Ip