Red Song Gala – a TV Revolution – Liu Wei

From The China Daily:

Previously regarded as outdated entertainment, a TV singing contest featuring songs of the revolution has proved a massive hit.

East China’s Province is a place deeply connected to the country’s revolution. The Nanchang Uprising in 1927, which is regarded as the founding day for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), began in Jiangxi’s capital. Also, the picturesque Jinggangshan Mountains was the Communist Party of China’s first revolutionary base.

This autumn, the region once again witnessed a revolution ” a TV revolution. While people are getting tired of Super Girls and Boys, Red Songs Gala (Hong Ge Hui), a contest show featuring melodies from the early 1920s and the period after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, made a big stir. [Full Text]

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