left to right: Liron Man, Jonathan Bernard, Lan Tung. photographer: Lisa Buchana
“Dreams from Andalusia and the Silk Road.” – WholeNote, Toronto
“a surprisingly fluid cross-cultural sound” – Vancouver Sun
Established in 2011, Lalun is a world music ensemble comprised of Liron Man (Israel/Spain) on hand pans, Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on erhu (Chinese Violin) & vocals, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion. With their unique instrumentation and energetic intercultural sound, this international ensemble presents original compositions and new arrangements of traditional music from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, coloured and influenced by its members’ roots in Flamenco, Galician,Taiwanese, Chinese, and Jewish music.
Although fresh on the scene, Lalun’s members bring over 50 years of professional musical experiences to the stage, working in cross-cultural music, dance and interdisciplinary projects and touring extensively in all continents. Lalun’s recent Canadian tours include performances at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Canada Day at Fort York National Historic Site, London Sunfest, Kispiox Music Festival (BC), Robson Valley Music Festival (BC), King’s Theatre (Annapolis Royal, NS), KW Chamber Music Series (Waterloo, ON), The Osprey Arts Centre (Shelburne, NS), Victoria Playhouse (Victoria, PEI), Gros Morne Summer Music (Corner Brook, NL), and Victoria Flamenco Festival (Victoria, BC).
Lalun’s music fosters the understanding and interest in non-western music. The ensemble combines distinct musical traditions and instruments in a contemporary and creative framework to inspire and encourage communities and audience members.