A performance video of “Red Child’s Eighteen Wins,” a January 2023 song by the folk-rock band Slap (耳光乐队, Erguang Yuedui), has been attracting much attention lately on Chinese social media and Chinese Twitter. The folk tune...
Jul 22, 2013
NPR’s Anthony Kuhn, recently returned to China, introduces the Shaanxi folk music known as lao qiang (老腔), or “old tune”: Traditionally, Lao Qiang musicians would accompany a puppeteer, who would tell stories...
Nov 11, 2008
NPR profiles singer Ilchi, a former punk rocker who has returned to his Inner Mongolian roots and traditional folk music: The otherworldly sound of throat singing echoes through a small Beijing cafe. Singer Ilchi is producing...
Apr 25, 2008
For the National Geographic special issue on China, author Amy Tan wrote about the village of Dimen in Guizhou. On National Public Radio, Tan discussed the Dong people who live in the village and their tradition of using song to...
Jan 29, 2007
From China Rights Forum, via Song & Silence: In 1997 I arrived on China’s southwest borders planning to spend a year researching ethnic minority folklore. The only problem, as I discovered when I arrived, was that there wasn’t any. Instead, government culture bureaus and Chinese entrepreneurs had turned the region into an adults-only playground for […]
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