Cui Jian

A Brief introduction of Chinese Popular Music

4:00pm - 5:30pm / Monday 27th January 2020 / Venue: This session will take place in the Confucius Institute. Centre for Lifelong Learning, 126-128 Mount Pleasant
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Confucius Institute
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The popular music scene of the contemporary China is still very little known from outside up to today. However, beginning in the 20th century, there has been an constant active and thriving popular music scene developing in mainland China, some tubes are excellent examples of a mixture of the modern influence of the popular music from the west since the late 1980s and traditional Chinese music.

This talk will give you a brief introduction of the fascinating history of the popular music in China since the early 20th century with extracts and samples which illustrate the shifting spirit, not only in the popular music scene in China, but also in the Chinese society in general.