Originally from South Africa, sound jeweler MoShang Zhao has been living in Taiwan since 2003 and became a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œson-in-law of TaiwanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in 2009. He has released four full-length albums and an EP and has been featured on a number of compilation- and collaboration-albums. His most recent release is Suncake Lounge Vol. 1 with Australian guitarist, Chris Bailey. He is responsible for the Live Online Podcast in which he shares one of his live performances each week for free download. He has won a South African award for his music to a short-film, his music has been featured on the Discovery Channel, and one of his tracks is currently being distributed internationally with the Ubuntu operating system. More about Moshang at http://moshang.net
Valor Renilo's China Tang Empire sim was created to be a little window into the Chinese culture. Tang dynasty was the height, the Golden Age of ancient China. Today, we see parallel, the rise of another Golden Age. I thought a reminder of the past would be an interesting parallel. Valor says there are many people who he has met in SL who have yet to travel out of their own confines, be it their homes, their towns, their citiies, or their countries. For those who cannot explore the world, and who cannot see - aside from books and television, what lies beyond their backyards, SL is the perfect medium for them to embark on their explorations. And hence, the birth of China Tang.
It took a team of three for China Tang, including Cayenne Republic, ryusho Ort
Most of the ground-level builds have been done with great precision and accordance, as much as SL and space allowed, to pre-existing Tang dynasty builds.
"Although I have picked up Chinese (Mandarin) while growing up in Mahattan, it was not untl much later that I had the chance to spend a year and half in Beijing, China to fully immerse myself in an entirely Chinese environment - to learn the language, to know the people, and to scrape the tip of the cultural iceberg. I have always been enthralled by the Asian culture. My travels and work in different parts of Asia has enriched my experience, and at the same time, shown me how little I know, and how much there is still out there to be explored -- and this underlines the motivation behind creating this sim". ~Valor Renilo
Valor has collaborated to with Moshang and Live n Kickin to add Authentic Chinese Dancers for this weeks Show!