Haere Mai! 欢迎!
Welcome to Kiwese: a Wellington-originated, Chengdu-based online publication about indie music, arts and culture in China and Aotearoa.
The youngest country in the world meets one of the world’s most ancient civilizations.
A population of over a billion meets a population of almost five million.
He Tangata, baby. People.
Kiwese aims to better meaningful connections through arts, music, travel and culture; rather than ties based merely on the potential for bettering the economy.
Kristen 伍思听is a Chengdu-based Wellingtonian with ancestral roots in Taishan, Guangdong. Upon moving to Beijing as a language student in 2013, she started the multimedia blog Kiwese (www.kiwese.co.nz) in order to promote independent music, arts and culture between China and Aotearoa. In 2015, Kiwese established itself as a touring label for New Zealand acts in the Mainland.
Kristen currently handles bookings and promotion at live music venue NU SPACE, as well as bookings for NUART Festival, a free three-day annual music and art street festival in Chengdu. She also plays and performs music as Kaishandao 开山刀. Kristen has lived in China for almost four years and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Chinglish.
Kiwese China Tours:
- Orchestra of Spheres (2015)
- mr sterile Assembly (2016)
- The All Seeing Hand x Kaishandao (Sept/Oct 2017)
Hello, are you there?
Are you interested in China and New Zealand? Always keen to hear from you. Photographers, writers, designers, music buffs, travellers, chefs, entrepreneurs, researchers, vegetable growers, divas, deep sea divers, coffee-heads, painters, kung fu masters, crazy cat ladies, inventors, tech addicts, Chinese speakers, bands, translators, D-grade celebrities, philanthropists (lol, 来吧), rappers, lovers, haters etc.
Drop me a line at hellokiwese at gmail dot com