foreign music

Kraftwerk Barred Over 1998 Free Tibet Concert

Chinese authorities have barred German electronic music legends Kraftwerk from a Beijing festival, apparently because of a cancelled appearance at a concert for Tibetan independence 15 years ago. From Jonathan Kaiman at The...

Mammoth Dylan-in-China Motherlode, #1

James Fallows is digging deep into the rumors that Bob Dylan was banned from performing in China, and discovers that news of his mainland tour may have been a concoction of his bad Taiwanese promoters: A ton of interesting...

China Blocks Bob Dylan Gigs

Bob Dylan fans in China will be denied a chance to hear him sing live, the Guardian reports: Dylan’s planned tour of east Asia later this month has been called off after Chinese officials refused permission for him to play...

Chicago to China: A Giddy Musical Exchange

The New York Times reports on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first visit to China: Among the top orchestras in the United States, it has the most musicians born in China, according to Li-Kuo Chang, the orchestra’s...

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