Boat down Huanpu River, Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China (Huangpu River)

featuring Bob James' "Angela with Purple Bamboo"

This brilliant look at the Huangpu Riverfront in Shanghai, China demonstrates why the city has become the premier economic and cultural center in mainland China. Here, two sides of Shanghai come together. The Bund– a mile-long riverfront filled with mostly historical buildings and traditional architecture– sits opposite the Pudong District, Shanghai’s modern commercial district.

The Pudong skyline includes the two tallest buildings in all of China: the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. As the huge amount of sightseers may suggest, this area is now one of the most popular travel destinations in Shanghai.

Bob James is recognized for his role in establishing smooth jazz music. His influence on the genre is unmatched and extends into hip-hop, where his work is often sampled. A keyboardist, James may be best known for “Angela,” the theme from the TV show Taxi. This eScapes video features a reworking of “Angela” in, appropriately, a traditional Chinese music style from James’ album, Angels of Shanghai.

Links

Wikipedia article: Shanghai
Wikitravel: Shanghai (info and travel guide)
Shanghai Government Website
Bob James Official Website


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Sunday, October 26 - 9:15 PM
Monday, October 27 - 11:15 PM
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