Mei Han's Afro Asian Funkestra


Canada’s RC World presents a powerfully unique blend of R&B, world, jazz and funk music, mixing cultures, sounds, grooves, and instruments. Their dynamic performances travel from the ancient Chinese Tang court, to music of the Yao people of Southern China, to Longhouse dances of Northern Borneo, and echoes of Kenya with the island groove of the Caribbean and Pacific. Led by Chinese zheng legend Mei Han, RC World features Chinese TV's star vocalist Zizi, Canadian extreme instrumentalist Randy Raine-Reusch, the African soul of Yoro Noukoussi, the deep bass grooves of Matt Reid, the funk of Downtown Richard Brown on drums, the soaring guitar of Cuyler Biller, and the master keys of Mary Ancheta.

From the Shanghai International Arts Festival or Chinese international TV shows with 500 million viwers, or to the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo,  RC World brings a powerful new sound to the world scene.


RC World completely overwhelmed the audience - Shanghai International Arts Festival

A collision of tradition and modern, a rare musical feast! - Central Conservatory of Music, China





Mei Han (Chinese zheng) - One of the world’s premiere zheng artists, Mei Han is a groundbreaking virtuoso propelling the Chinese zheng into radical new dimensions of musical expression. A consummate performer, Han’s career spans Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America, appearing with leading artists around the world in a multitude of musical genres from symphonic, chamber and New Music; to traditional and World music; and from Creative Improvisation to electronic.

ZiZi (vocals) - Beijing born, Vancouver raised, world traveled ZiZi embodies a deep mix of cultures, influences, styles, and musics. Her powerful voice, gleaming stage presence, enchanting smile, and total command of the audience are at odds with her relaxed open demeanor backstage. Taking China by storm, appearing on top national TV programs with audiences in the hundreds of millions. and has performed across the country in some of the world's largest venues.

Randy Raine-Reusch (multi-instrumentalist) - An international performer and composer working in World and experimental music for over 40 years. He has worked a wide range of artists from with rock artists Aerosmith and Yes, to Hun Huur Tu, Wu Man, Farafina, and ASZA. He has been the subject of five documentaries on music. He is known for playing a wide range of rare and unusual instruments.

Yoro Noukoussi - Born in North Benin, Africa and chief’s son of the Waama people, this multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter learned the art of storytelling and drumming from his family as they traveled the region sharing their cultural traditions. Now in Canada, Yoro is in great demand as a performer, an accomplished guitarist e has also mastered the donga (talking drum), kokomba (congas), and djembe. On stage, both solo and with his band, he is a dynamic and mesmerizing performer, drawing you in to the sights, sounds, and rhythms of West Africa. Yoro has toured Asia and Canada at festivals and concert venues.

Matt Reid - A composer and bass player grounded in a number of genres from around the world, Matt has performed tours to Asia which included the Guangzhou Strawberry Festival and the Shanghai International Festival for the Arts. In Canada, he is in high demand as a band leader and sideman and has performed with his own groups and/ or others at Canada’s 2010 Winter Olympics, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, and the Pemberton Music Festival. As a composer for documentary film, Matt was nominated at the Park City Film Music Festival (Utah) in 2010 and 2012 for his work on the acclaimed children’s documentaries ‘Vy’s Vietnam’ (Coming Home Films Inc.) and ‘Anita’s Africa’ (Coming Home Films Inc.) respectively.

Richard Brown - An acclaimed drummer based in Vancouver, BC, Richard has performed, toured and/or recorded with some of the world's most beloved artists. Including Ernest Ranglin (Jamaica), Big Sugar (Canada), Pee Wee Ellis (U.S.A), Alannah Myles (Canada), ZiZi (China), Gino Vanelli (Canada/U.S.A.), Nadine Sutherland (Jamaica), The Beach Boys (U.S.A.), Luciano (Jamaica), Dick Gaughan (Scotland), Wanting Qu (China), Dave Swarbrick (England), Broken Social Scene (Canada) and many more. Richard has toured in Asia, Europe, Norway, North America, Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean. Film credits include "Glitter" starring Mariah Carey, Soul Food TV Series, "Cover Me Canada" (CBC),"The Road Forward" by Marie Clements (NFB), and "Tony Braxton: Unbreak My Heart". Richard continues to be in demand performing with regularly in Canada and is also the co-creator and co-leader of the popular dub reggae band Mad Riddim.

Cuyler Biller - A virtuosic guitarist easily moving between reggae/dancehall, rap, rnb, funk, rock, pop, electronic, world and more, Cuyler has performed with numerous artists from Luciano and Nadine Sutherland to Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown, Van Morrison), David Swarbrick (Fairport Convention), He has toured through Canada, the US and Asia. Cuyler was also a live sound engineer for some of the world’s top artists and bands.

Mary Ancheta - Mary Ancheta is a Canadian Filipina born in Hamilton, Ontario. While teaching at the Ontario Conservatory of Music she received her B.A. of Music at McMaster University. Now a Vancouver, BC based composer you can hear her work on such Networks as Showtime, Netflix, HBO, National Geographic, Bravo, The Hallmark Channel, CTV, Fox, Crave, The Discovery Channel, Freeform, TNT, and more. Ancheta cut her teeth playing keyboards with such acts as Khari McLelland, Kimmortal, iskw?, Buckman Coe, Ashleigh Ball, Dutch Robinson, Francis Arevalo, Jill Barber, Tonye, Marlie Collins, Alex Flock, Missy D, and on recordings with the production duo Cookie Cartel. Mary has a passion for storytelling and the human condition. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and her aim is to help tell more diverse stories through her music.



RC World is booked through the Red Chamber Cultural Society
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