Jin Baicheng: Red rock catches fans’ hearts

From China Daily:

To mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, top Chinese rock’n’roll bands and singers will gather in Beijing’s Workers Stadium tomorrow to perform a string of revolutionary songs. It will be the largest performance ever staged by Chinese rock stars……

Some accuse the performers of yielding to commercialism and losing the essential spirit of rock independence and rebellion. Most others, including the singers and bands themselves, say it will be the beginning of the remaking of the public image of Chinese rock……

Performers and bands booked include Cui Jian, Zheng Jun, Zhang Chu, Wang Feng, Han Hong, Black Panther, Tang Dynasty and Second Hand Rose a line up that includes almost all important Chinese rock figures. Wong Koon Chung (Huang Guanzhong), a member of the legendary Hong Kong rock band Beyond, will also be playing.

To listen to Cui Jian’s “Snow Mountain Theme,” see here.


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