Zhou Yunpeng

Zhou Yunpeng: We Want to Sing in Dialect [Updated]

Update: The Liu Yong poem Zhou quotes is in Middle Chinese, not Mandarin. However, the pinyin transcription is in Modern Standard Mandarin. Zhou Yunpeng, the blind folk rocker from the northeastern city of Shenyang, serves up...

Song: Jangle for the Jobless

Beijing-based poet and folk singer Zhou Funpeng, 周云蓬, 38, has penned the following song, The Unemployed (失业者), a mournful ballad representing the people left behind in urban China’s sprint towards prosperity. Listen here...

Song: Chinese Children

Zhou Yunpeng 周云蓬, 38, is a poet and folk singer based in Beijing. He went blind when he was nine. His last image of the colored world was the elephant in a zoo playing harmonica. This became an inspiration for him to write songs...

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