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70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China

This post originally appeared on Medium and is republished here, with edits, with the author’s permission. A song for each year of…

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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 2017…

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ABRSM music exams suspended in four Chinese cities

One of the more depressing features of the Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 era is the progressively tightening restrictions on academic freedom,…

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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 status as international…

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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 acts from the past year.  …

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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, is a newsletter that drops knowledge on things “everyone in China…

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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 徒有琴,…

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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 in China. Today we present… Thirteen…

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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 1973 China tour…

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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 controversy.…

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Searching for jazz in Shanghai

Photo by Zheng Kaimin   “I just follow music and do what I want.”   Midnight passes, and the lights…

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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 to the…

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