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Macau (traditional Chinese: 澳門), also spelled Macao ( /məˈkaʊ/), is, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. It is a city-state that lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering China's Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south.
The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism but also includes manufacturing. Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer.
Under the policy of "one country, two systems", the PRC's Central People's Government is responsible for the territory's defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy. Macau participates in many international organizations and events that do not require members to possess national sovereignty. According to the CIA factbook, Macau has the second highest life expectancy in the world.
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The Rock Scene of Macau
Macau band Special Force got awarded the Champion in Hongkong Carlsberg music festival 1991 and also took the Best Vocal, Best Guitars & Best Bass Guitar awards.
Special Force disbanded.
Dr. release their debut album.
Hush Festival begins. This annual music festival is run by the Macau Cultural Center and features of combination of local and international bands. International bands primarily come from the South East Asian region, and many from the greater China region.
L.A.V.Y. - the name of the band is made up by the first letter of the band members Leo(Drums), Angelo (Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals),Vincent (Vocals) and Yaz (Guitars) is formed in 2007, but each member is highly experienced and well respected musicians in Macao.
The Hush festival took place.
Blademark was formed.
In October and November the 23rd Macau International Music Festival took place with (amongst others) Portugal's pop-rock band DELFINS performing.
On 18th April 2010, foreign act PEACHES performed in the Grand Ballroom at the Venetian.
In October and November the 24th Macau International Music Festival took place with (amongst others) Portugal's electro-rock outfit BLASTED MECHANISM performing.
Forget The G releases debut album.
WhyOceans releases debut album.
In January and February, the LMA featured a Macau Band Gig Series with the following Macau bands:
Hard Rock Cafe in Macau runs the Local Heroes series.
L.A.V.Y. releases debut album.
Compilations about Macau
Check out a list of all artists and bands from Macau.
Festivals & Venues