Expo Programmes
Journey of Discovery
HKPAX x National Arts Council of South Africa
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
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Date and time (HKT)
16 Oct (Wed) - 17 Oct (Thu) 20:15
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Full pass holders are eligible to reserve a seat
Co-created by the Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo and the National Arts Council of South Africa

Experience the musical journey between Hong Kong and South Africa without any boundary

It is a unique music journey created jointly with young musicians from South Africa and Hong Kong. This performance brings together young singer-songwriters and musicians from both places to perform their own songs. Music director Ng Cheuk-yin will also compose new works for this performance. In addition to their existing songs, they will also re-arrange their songs by each other and co-compose some new songs for this concert. Through the exchange of different cultural backgrounds and music styles between the two places, we can explore more possibilities in music and lead the audience to explore the world together.

Ng Cheuk-yin

Music Director

Ng Cheuk-yin is a composer, music producer, sheng performer and a cappella artist. Yin is the Co-Artistic Director of “Yat Po Singers”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s first Artist Associate and Music Director of the fusion group “SIU2”. After receiving a post-graduate degree from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to study Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo and Jazz Music at Codarts in the Netherlands.


In 2012, Yin received Award for Best Artist from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2009, 2013 and 2022, Yin received the Best Serious Composition in CASH Golden Sail Music Awards by the theatrical choral concert Rock Hard, double sheng concerto Before the City Collapses and Chinese orchestral work Ji respectively. His choral work Singing Voices of the World was awarded twice the CASH Golden Sail Most Performed Works Award (Serious Music). His pop song composed for Hins Cheung Centenary Tree received “Audience’s Favourite Song” in the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation 2018.


Yin’s music include Chinese orchestral works Tang Resonating and zhonghu concerto Big Tree etc, his a cappella theatre works include Rock Hard, Om Encounter and This Victoria Has No Secrets etc. Other works include Playground, a fusion orchestra video performance commissioned by No Limits of the Hong Kong Arts Festival; Journey of Soul, a crossover project by Cantonese opera singer Yuen Siu-fai and pop singer Hins Cheung; drumset concerto Fly; music for grand dance drama L’Amour immortel, White Snake; choral works Singing Voices of the World; pop songs Under the Cherry Blossom Tree by Hins Cheung and Can’t Get Happy by Eason Chan etc. Yin has released his a cappella albums Single Singers and Two Are Better Than One, and launched the Yat Yat Yat Kids Song NFT project and virtual music group TWINKLE.

  • Approximately 90 minutes in duration.
  • Free seating.
  • You are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. No admission for latecomers.
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. HKPAX reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.