The Alibaba Foundation brought together pioneering Chinese benefactors and global thought leaders to discuss social responsibility at its first global philanthropy conference. Alibaba Vice President Brian Wong, said that the event was all about raising awareness of the need to give back in China while emphasizing on how technology can help drive change “Combining the entrepreneurial spirit with innovative approaches to doing social good by leveraging technology is key to making an impact today.”
Multi-awarded musical genius Dana Leong was part of the panel entitle “Young Philanthropy Leadership” with Jasmine Lau, Mo Zihao and many others. The event was a successful one, with keynotes from other VIPs like Ban Ki Moon (UN Secretary General), Gordon Brown (former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Salman Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy), former NBA star Yao Ming and actor Jet Li.
Dana Leong has been dubbed as the world’s top electric cellist and is known as the world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box.Dana’s distinctive sound encompasses multiple genres such as jazz, healing music, electronic dance and hip hop.
Being the musical genius that he is, Dana Leong has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16, won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera, been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway, has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic, Porsche and Mont Blanc. He has even collaborated with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM;
Dana Leong is also a leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness. He has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s closing ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Dana’s speaking topics include
- Clearing Your Channel
- A New York Minute