Category Archives: China
There’s not much in English about Huang, but there are quite a few Youtube clips of his songs: Continue reading
For years, banjo girl Abigail Washburn, singer/songwriter Kai Welch and Chinese singer/guzheng master Wu Fei thought about collaborating on something together. When Wu Fei was in the US, the three started combining American country tunes, traditional Chinese influences and their wild ideas. They called themselves Wu-Force, and presented their work in Beijing in the summer of last year. Washburn is currently on her“Silk Road” tour, but she’ll be making a stop in Beijing this weekend, where we’ll get a chance to witness the newest creations from Wu-Force. We recently asked Wu Fei to give us a hint of what to expect. Continue reading
“Ethnic funk” (read not made by Black, White or Hispanic people) is a bona fide sub-genre for loop diggers and beat makers – in these regards the Turks and Thais seem to have the lion’s share of vintage beats from the 60s and 70s.
There are a few Chinese language gems out there as well – mostly music on vinyl made in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong from back in the day that leans towards fuzzed-out garage rock and guitar pop. My dad had a few of these records in his collection but they were unfortunately given away by my mom in one fell swoop of spring cleaning – something I regret to this day. Continue reading