musicians

Singer Wu Hongfei Released After “Bomb Threat”

Wu Hongfei, the Beijing singer who was detained for ten days over comments she posted on her Weibo account, has been released from police custody. From the South China Morning Post: “I’m back home. Thanks for all the netizens’...

Lawyers: Singer’s ‘Bomb Threat’ an Innocent Outburst

Following Wu Hongfei’s arrest for a weibo reference to bombing government offices in Beijing, the Happy Avenue rock singer’s lawyers insist that her alleged threat was no more than “an innocent expression of...

Outspoken Singer Detained Over Explosion Remarks

AP reports that Wu Hongfei, singer for the Beijing-based rock outfit Happy Avenue (幸福大街), has been detained for comments that she posted on her Weibo account: Police have detained an activist singer who wrote that she wanted to...

Music Video Honors Tibetan Self-Immolators

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the music video for “Patriotic Martyrs,” by Tibetan musician Jampel: “Patriotic Martyrs” By Jampel from HPeaks on Vimeo. High Peaks Pure Earth’s accompanying...

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...

‘China’s Leonard Cohen’ Calls Out Corruption

NPR’s Louisa Lim profiles singer Zuoxiao Zuzhou, who has been described as “China’s Leonard Cohen” by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, and as the most important musician in China by Ai Weiwei. On These...

China Tightens Concert Rules After Elton John Incident

China has tightened requirements on visiting foreign musicians following Elton John’s dedication of a Beijing concert to the artist-activist Ai Weiwei last November. From Tania Branigan at The Guardian: The singer’s...

Rock in China: An Insider’s Journey

Over the past 30 years, many a foreigner has headed into the middle kingdom to find fortune in the brisk economy of a rapidly changing nation. When Jonathan Campbell went to China over a decade ago, he was searching for the...

Music Video: Chuanzi (川子): Zheng Qianhua (郑钱花)

Singer Chuanzi (real name 姜亚川 Jiang Yachuan) was once a troubled teenager and was imprisoned for assault when he was 18 years old. After being released from jail at the age of 25, he tried to reconnect with his old friends, but...

Crossing the Musical Rubicon

China Daily profiles eclectic musician Wu Tong and reviews his new album, Sound of My Heart: It employs a variety of instruments from around the world, including the xun (Chinese ocarina), guqin (Chinese plucked instrument),...

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