Etonkids rocks, quite literally! They will be hosting a musical charity event this weekend at DDC (January 20) to get you and your friends (or kids of an appropriate age) your musical fix.
Performing will be such fixtures of the Beijing live music scene like Joker’s Belief, Dan Taylor, Solid Gold, and Nocturnes. It just so happens that three of the four of these stupid good musical acts listed feature teachers from Etonkids. What’s more, and probably the best part of all is that all proceeds go to a great cause! This goal of this event is to raise awareness for the Magic Hospital charity so they can continue carrying on the great work that they do.
Magic Hospital was born at Beijing Ertong hospital 15 years ago. They work with sick, hospitalized, handicapped, orphaned, abused, and at-risk children aged 0-18 who are permanently or temporarily deprived of a carefree and fun childhood. Like all charitable organizations, they depend on the kindness of those willing to donate to keep their doors open, and those beautiful children cared for.
Through the tireless dedication of determined volunteers, endless energy of Chinese clowns and other performers, art and English teachers, the support from the hospital and orphanage staff, international schools, individuals inside and outside China – Magic Hospital was able to form a compassionate organization committed to making a positive impact in the lives of these sick, neglected, and lonely children.
Once again the show will be going down on Saturday, January 20, at DDC (doors open at 8:30 pm). Tickets are RMB 60 advance, or RMB 80 at the door.
While this show probably wouldn’t be the ideal Saturday night activity for younger kids as it starts at 9 pm and will likely be going late, we full-heartedly support parents of teens to bring your kids to check out these bands as this should be an eye/ear-opening experience for any young person interested in the wonderful tradition of songcraft. To top it all of a wide variety of genres should be explored on this night ranging from folk and rock to R&B so that nobody will be going home without a foot tapped or hip shaken.