Wuhan and Sichuan are typically considered pockets of rock music culture as properly. It factors to a major cultural, political and social distinction that exist between China, the West, and even different elements within China. While rock has existed in China for many years, the milestone that put the style on the international map is when Cui Jian performed with The Rolling Stones in 2003, on the age of 42. After the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, a new quick tempo Northwest Wind (xibeifeng, 西北風) style was launched by protesters to counter the government.
Of particular notice is the composer, Xian Xinghai, who was energetic throughout this era, and composed the Yellow River Cantata which is essentially the most well-identified of all of his works. In Shanghai, a popular style of music called shidaiqu emerged within the Twenties.
The music would progress into Chinese rock, which remained popular within the … Read More