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2017/10/14 | Jennifer Creery
A Guide to LGBT Hotspots in Taipei
Jennifer Creery takes a look at some iconic LGBT community spaces in Taipei.
2017/07/26 | Marta Colombo
From Hong Kong to Italy and Back: Heidi Li Sings Her Multicultural Journey
'Jazz is similar to Cantonese opera […] the singer takes over the pace, creating an amazing atmosphere that is almost spiritual.'
2016/12/21 | Lin Qiqing
In Wuhan, Punk is Not Dead
Wu Wei, the lead singer of China’s oldest surviving punk band, insists there’s nothing political about his music.
2017/07/01 | Yin Yijun
Hip-Hop Lovers Say China’s First Rap Talent Show Is Out of Tune
A new reality show seeks to bring hip-hop to the forefront of the country’s music scene, but not without pushback.
2017/09/15 | Matthew Walsh
A Future for Shoegaze in China
In China’s wealthy eastern cities, interest in dissonant, challenging rock music is at an all-time high.
2017/08/04 | Anthony Fung
Behind the Beat in China: Indie Music, Festivals and the Performance Economy
Music sales no longer constitute the major source of revenue for musicians and record companies, particularly for indie bands. Instead, the music industry in China depends largely on live performances.
2017/08/05 | Hon-Lun Yang
Keeping China’s Soundscape in Check: Censorship in Chinese Popular Music
Music, once seen as the embodiment of dynastic power in feudal China and used as propaganda since 1949, is closely monitored.
Pain Still Runs Deep as Taiwan Marks 30 Years Since Martial Law
Official records state around 140,000 people were tried by military courts with as many as 8,000 executed during the 38-year crackdown. Many believe the actual numbers are higher.
2017/06/02 | Saigoneer
'Girls Rock Asia' Brings Together Female Musicians from Across Southeast Asia
'It’s about every female musician who struggles about where to start or how to move on with their music career.'
2017/01/10 | ZiQing Low
China Continues Persecution of Taiwan, HK Artists
Many believe this confirms the existence of China’s blacklist of 55 artists.
2017/06/09 | Saigoneer
Indonesia's 'Islamic Punk' Movement Marries Religious Faith with Musical Rebellion
'Islamic punk' is still embracing rebellion and anti-establishment ideology like the original British punk rockers, but they celebrate Islamic values, sing about freedom for Palestine and condemn mistreatment of Muslims in the Middle East.
2016/08/31 | Olivia Yang
Taiwanese Kindness Saves Swedish Post-Rock Band
Swedish post-rock band pg.lost landed in Taiwan last night, only to find out that some of their equipment had been sent to China.