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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…

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

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

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Unusual music instruments!

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

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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…

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666 pianos — playing at the same time!

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

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The SupChina Quiz: Music in China

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Searching for jazz in Shanghai

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

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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…

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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…

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Kris Wu makes history, becomes first Chinese performer at Super Bowl Live concert

Kris Wu (吴亦凡 Wú Yìfán), a Chinese Canadian singer and actor born in Guangzhou, became the first Chinese singer…

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‘No respect for history’: People’s Daily lambastes parodies of patriotic song ‘Yellow River Cantata’

Chinese state media People’s Daily published an op-ed on Monday condemning parodies of Yellow River Cantata (黄河大合唱…

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Report: China to ban tattoos and ‘hip-hop culture’ from TV shows

Rapper GAI on I Want to Go to the Spring Gala

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