Music Archives - SupChina

Music

Justin Bieber joins Weibo. Is his China ban lifted?

Hey, Justin Bieber is on Chinese social media! The Canadian mega pop star was banned from performing in China in…

Continue reading

ABRSM music exams suspended in four Chinese cities

One of the more depressing features of the Xí Jìnpíng 习近平…

Continue reading

The allure (and hazards) of going international: Higher Brothers’ Five Stars, reviewed

Five Stars, the second full-length album by Chengdu’s Higher Brothers, sees the foursome attempt to solidify their…

Continue reading

Year of the Dog in live music: 21 bands that rocked Beijing in 2018

Photos by Joseph Chen Three venue showrunners in China’s capital pick their favorite local…

Continue reading

Mingbai: They sing, China listens — four pop stars all Chinese know

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie,…

Continue reading

Unusual music instruments!

On Kuaishou, one of China’s most popular video-sharing platforms, a man performed music using a huge variety of homemade…

Continue reading

And now, an amazing Chinese rendition of ‘Cell Block Tango’ (with translated lyrics)

This is the best thing we’ve seen on Chinese social media in a while: A song by Tú Yǒuqín…

Continue reading

666 pianos — playing at the same time!

This is what it looks like when 666 pianos are played simultaneously.

Continue reading

The SupChina Quiz: Music in China

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was Women…

Continue reading

When China embraced classical music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour

They put up with half-hearted crowds and a demanding Madame Mao. But those who went on the…

Continue reading

Lang Lang brings Hangzhou to New Yorkers through music

On June 16, world-renowned pianist Lang Lang surprised commuters passing through Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New…

Continue reading

Watch: Nicki Minaj cosplays as Chinese Street Fighter Chun-Li on SNL

Here’s Nicki Minaj on Saturday Night Live last night trying to make herself the center of some cultural appropriation…

Continue reading

Searching for jazz in Shanghai

Photo by Zheng Kaimin   “I just follow music and do what I want.”  

Continue reading

Sinica Podcast: David Moser and Jess Meider riff on jazz in China

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: Listen to it now! On March 13, the Sinica Podcast returned…

Continue reading

No tattoos at the 2018 Strawberry Music Festival in Hangzhou

In January, we reported on China’s ban on hip-hop artists with tattoos appearing on television. The ban…

Continue reading