Karuna Shinsho (USA)

Jazz Vocalist, Former CNN Anchor (USA)

Music has always been a part of Karuna Shinsho's life since her father, a classical singer and radio DJ, took her to concerts as a child in Hawaii. She fell in love with jazz after seeing the late Nancy Wilson sing in Tokyo. Karuna also became obsessed with bossa nova after hearing the songs of João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim. After a successful career as an award-winning journalist and during a challenging period, singing became a great source of comfort for Karuna. At that time, she also met her mentor Nanny Assis, who upon seeing her passion for music, agreed to produce her first album of uniquely arranged bossa nova classics and jazz standards in three different languages (English, Portuguese, and Japanese). The album title "To Love Again" reflects the human need, not just for romantic love, but also for self-love and compassion for others. Karuna hopes her music will help lift our spirits and bring us closer together during these challenging times.

9:00am - 9:30am HKT

10 October 2021 10 Oct 2021

Opening Concert “To Love Again” with Jazz Vocalist Karuna Shinsho and Musician/Producer Nanny Assis. They will perform songs for the first time from her just released debut album “To Love Again”

  • Karuna Shinsho, Jazz Vocalist, Former CNN Anchor (USA)
  • Nanny Assis, Producer/Musician
9:30am - 9:40am HKT

10 October 2021 10 Oct 2021

LIVE Q & A with Karuna and Nanny – Teressa Siu

  • Karuna Shinsho, Jazz Vocalist, Former CNN Anchor (USA)
  • Teressa Siu, TV Host, Intl Wellness Speaker, Mental Health Educator, Lifestyle Nutritionist/Consultant, University Lecturer, Founder of LotusLifeTV
  • Nanny, Musician, Composer and Producer