Made in China: The Singer Poised to Sweep the Globe

The Independent introduces singer Sa Dingding, who some experts think is about to become China’s first successful pop music export:

This summer a telegenic former Mongolian nomad who sings in Tibetan and fuses the sound of the zither and horse-head fiddle with appealingly dreamy electronic dance music is hoping to become the first Chinese pop star to crack the Western market.

The initial staging post in Sa Dingding’s quest for international fame and fortune will be Britain. Already hailed as the oriental equivalent of stars ranging from the ethereal Hibernian crooner Enya to the fiery Icelandic chanteuse Bjork, she will arrive in the UK next week where she is confidently expected to pick up a prestigious BBC Radio 3 World Music Award, a move coinciding with the re-release of her first album, Alive.

Watch Sa’s video for her song Lama Chenno.

April 1, 2008 5:35 PM
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