The World Underground – EP1 : CHINA (Official Trailer)

The World Underground

“The World Underground” is a new series, thoroughly capturing moments in time in underground scenes around the world.

This is fantastic. I’ll leave the explanation, which you can read below, to founder and director of the project John Yingling. The World Underground is real and raw- something that has the potential to leave a deep mark on indie scenes around the globe. It’s documenting struggle, passion and unity through music using varying cultural lenses. First stop: China. TheWorldUnderground.com.

The World Underground is a new series, thoroughly capturing moments in time in underground scenes around the world. The point is to release the films online, and archive everything captured, for donation. Connect the global community, and keep going, all over the globe.

Episode 1 finds us in mainland China, stepping outside of the often-covered Beijing, and trekking through Hunan and Sichuan with the seminal P.K.14. Their first tour, and record, in years. Along the way, we stopped at length in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, and Wuhan. We focused on small, unknown bands in many provinces like Hi Person, The Maples, Diders, and Stolen. We also caught all the local favorites like Hedgehog, SUBS, Carsick Cars, A.V. Okubo, Skip Skip Ben Ben, and over two dozen more. We hope to grow this series organically. Funded by communities, released for communities, an archive free to all. Eventually I hope to source sound and video crew from these scenes directly. Further connectivity through community involvement. Booking shows, filming practice space sessions along the way. Freezing moments in time when things are changing so rapidly.

We’re set for a release in Summer 2014, with more news to come.

This project is fueled by donations. Reach out : info@theworldunderground.com

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