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Meet the Grandfather of Chinese Rock

Vice Magazine has posted a lengthy interview with Cui Jian, often referred to as the “Grandfather of Chinese Rock n Roll.” Cui Jian was China’s first domestic rock star in the 1980s, and gained international...

Pussy Riot, Rock and Roll and China

For The International Herald Tribune’s Rendezvous blog, Mark McDonald explores the world of Chinese rock music in light of the Pussy Riot verdict in Russia: The case has some echoes in China, which tolerates little...

Cui Jian: Still Rocking

Cui Jian began his music career playing trumpet for the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra in the early 80s. He is now lauded as the father of Chinese rock music. Earlier this week, fans gathered in Beijing for a special preview of...

Rock n' Roll With Chinese Characteristics

Canadian drummer Jonathan Campbell has been living in China for the past 10 years. During this time, he has gotten well acquainted with China’s rock music scene, and done his part to promote China’s burgeoning music...

Podcast: New Sounds of China

London Chinese Radio’s New Sounds of China music podcast has reached the end of its second season, hosted by music journalist and musicologist Paul Kendall and guitarist, vocalist and Beijing opera performer Hu Pan. Each...

Cui Jian’s Revolution with Beer

“The German Die Zeit published this glimpse of an anti-Olympics concert by veteran rocker Cui Jian, held in a Beijing bar outside the Olympic zone. As the greatest symbol of the “nothing” generation, Cui Jian still bottles...

Music Series: Cui Jian – A Piece of Red Cloth

“I performed at Tiananmen Square in 1989, 15 days before the crackdown. I sang A Piece of Red Cloth (一块红布), a tune about alienation. I covered my eyes with a red cloth to symbolize my feelings. The students were heroes....

Cui Jian’s Music In Flash

From the Danwei Blog: Cui Jian, about whose influence on Chinese rock-and-roll countless dissertations have been written, is set to release a new album at the end of the month. In the
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