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Monthly Archives: March 2022

“Chee Kung Tong and Diasporic Sound in New Zealand”

Now published:

Johnson, Henry. 2022. Chee Kung Tong and Diasporic Sound in New Zealand: The Wellington Chinese Masonic Society’s Collection of Musical Instruments. The Galpin Society Journal 75: 157–173; 192 [ISSN: 0072-0127]


Ersha Island 二沙岛

Abigail Dougherty/Stuff

Auckland-based duo Ersha Island is the musical amalgamation of two Chinese-Kiwi singer-songwriters inspired by their biracial upbringing.

Having chalked up early achievements in Classical Performance at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, sisters Dani and Tee now create mesmerising and memorable soul-pop compositions featuring their piano and violin pedigree.

Ersha Island performed at Grrrl Fest (Hamilton, 2021), and have been writing new music in both English and Mandarin; they will release their debut singles Gut Feeling and Good Day on 22-2-22 on both Western and Asian/Chinese platforms.

Band Members:
Danielle Hao-Aickin
Tee Hao-Aickin