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Friday Song

How a post-war celebration song became a Chinese New Year classic

If you happen to be in China during Chinese New Year, you’re sure to hear the song “Congratulations” (恭喜恭喜 gōng…

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The poetic songs of Hiperson

Last month, the five-person rock band Hiperson released its first EP, Four Seasons (春夏秋冬 chūn xià qiūdōng), coming on the back of…

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Tibet’s most popular song is by a hip-hop duo whose name means ‘youthism’

Tibet is large, it contains multitudes, and so does Tibetan music. Even if we just consider the music of Tibet today,…

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The anger of David Boring, the grief and rage of Hong Kong

The album above, Unnatural Objects and Their Humans, features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s…

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Guzz’s ‘Walking in a Boundless Dream’ is therapeutic and spellbinding

“Walking in a Boundless Dream” (走不出的梦境 zǒu bù chū de mèngjìng) is the title track off Guzz’s 2019 epic of…

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‘Forgive me for loving freedom’: The enduring Hong Kong rock anthem

For 25 years, the 1993 ballad “Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies” from the Hong Kong band BEYOND has soared above protests,…

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No Party for Cao Dong’s title song for ‘Devotion,’ like the game itself, deserved better

Devotion, the video game, is a first-person horror title by the Taiwanese developer Red Candle that was on its way…

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Friday Song: Hang on the Box took Beijing punk international

The songs above feature in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China. The…

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Friday Song: Faye Wong forever

The songs above feature in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China. The…

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Friday Song: The Campus Folk Movement at its best

The song above, “You, My Deskmate” (同桌的你 tóng zhuō de nǐ), features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70…

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Friday Song: Abdurehim Heyit, the Uyghur Bob Dylan, who was disappeared

The song above, “Atilar,” features in Krish Raghav’s list of 70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of…

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Friday Song: Wuhan band Chinese Football asks us to be small

Chinese Football is an indie rock band out of the thriving rock scene of Wuhan, Hubei Province. The band makes…

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The 5 best Jay Chou songs

China’s pop king briefly broke the internet with the release of his latest single, “Won’t Cry.” But don’t let that…

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Friday Song: ‘Ivory Boat,’ a love song against the inevitable passage of time

The origin story of Taiwan-based indie folk-rock quintet Fool and Idiot 傻子与白痴 (shǎzi yǔ báichī) echoes many: High school friends…

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Friday Song: Champion by Jason Derulo ft. Tia Ray (official FIBA 2019 World Cup song)

China had a rough go at the FIBA World Cup this year, failing to make it out of the first…

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