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To understand my ancestor’s steps, it became clear that we would need to
understand the ground upon which he walked. For example, in 1858, when he arrived in Suriname from Qingxi (via Macau), that ground was steeped in strife and chaos including the Opium War, famine, overpopulation, tribal wars, and local fighting between Hakkas and indigenous peoples of southeast China. On top of that, the government was extremely unstable as the Qing dynasty attempted to unsuccessfully gain trust from the Chinese population. All of this represented a culture in a tug-of-war transition between sudden growth and the overstretched, resistant tendrils of tightly-knit communities often unfairly forced to adapt.


from Qingxi, released May 24, 2016
Written, performed, and produced by DJ Sun.
Engineering/ Mixing: FX Box, Tim Ruiz
Mastered by Dave McNair



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DJ SUN Houston, Texas

Rooted in a multicultural upbringing in Rotterdam and Suriname, DJ Sun’s work reflects his mission to introduce people to music they may not normally experience. His creative edge is steeped in the diverse musical influences of his childhood and in the innate resiliency of his spirit. Sun’s latest release, is a soundtrack to a multimedia event that was inspired by an ancestral quest to China. ... more

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