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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’...

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...

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...

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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