Chinese Styles of Music: Cantopop, Chinese Rock, Cantonese Opera, Mandopop, Music of Southern China, Taoist Music, Taiwanese Pop Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157592648

Published: September 5th 2011

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32 pages


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Chinese Styles of Music: Cantopop, Chinese Rock, Cantonese Opera, Mandopop, Music of Southern China, Taoist Music, Taiwanese Pop  by  Source Wikipedia

Chinese Styles of Music: Cantopop, Chinese Rock, Cantonese Opera, Mandopop, Music of Southern China, Taoist Music, Taiwanese Pop by Source Wikipedia
September 5th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781157592648 | 6.18 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Cantopop, Chinese rock, Cantonese opera, Mandopop, Music of southern China, Taoist music, TaiwaneseMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Cantopop, Chinese rock, Cantonese opera, Mandopop, Music of southern China, Taoist music, Taiwanese pop, Jiangnan sizhu, Guoyue, Chaozhou xianshi, Nanguan, Shidaiqu, Huangmei opera, Guangdong music, Dongjing, Chinese ambient music, Shuochang, Luogu, Hong Kong musical tongue twister, Beiguan, Gangtai, Northwest Wind, Prison rock, Lingdian.

Excerpt: Cantopop (Chinese: ) is a colloquialism for Cantonese popular music. It is sometimes referred to as HK-pop, short for Hong Kong popular music. It is categorized as a subgenre of Chinese popular music within C-pop. Cantopop draws its influence not only from other forms of Chinese music, but from a variety of international styles, including jazz, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, electronic music, Western pop music and others.

Cantopop songs are almost invariably performed in Cantonese. Boasting a multinational fanbase especially in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, and in the Guangdong province of mainland China, Hong Kong remains the most significant hub of the genre. Western-influenced music first came to the Republic of China in the 1920s, specifically to Shanghai. Artists like Zhou Xuan ( ) acted in films and recorded popular songs, and was possibly the first Chinese pop star.

In 1949 when the Peoples Republic of China was established by the Communist Party, one of the first actions taken by the government was to denounce pop music as pornography. Beginning in the 1950s, massive waves of immigrants fled Shanghai to destinations like North Point in Hong Kong. As a result, many first generation Cantopop artists and composers hail from Shanghai. By the 1960s, Cantonese music in Hong Kong was still limited largely to traditional Cantonese opera and comic renditions of western music. Tang Kee-chan ( ), Cheng Kuan-min ( ), and Tam Ping-man ( ...



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