Étiqueté : Chinese Rap

长安常安 : a dive in Xian’s lockdown music

Well, I just wrote to my PhD director saying “I’m done with music and Covid-19, I think it’s time to close this chapter and develop other ideas …” but suddenly one thought kept me away from sleeping. The resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the city of Xian has been very...

“Rappers React to Covid-19”: What the Mobilisation of Chinese Rappers Teaches Us about Artistic Engagement in Times of Crisis

This article has been published in the pages of China Perspective (2021/1), a French peer-reviewed academic journal. To read it fully, please visit the journal’s website.  “It’s for the soldiers fighting in the hospitals all nightThanks for the lanterns lighting up the dark” — AR ft. Q.luv The “ad hoc...

Chengdu City: Where the Beat Goes On

Music in China is like a deep bowl of spicy hotpot: once you start digging your chopsticks in, you’re never sure what you’re going to catch. On the first try, you might get some bites of Cui Jian (崔健), the ancient sacred rocker who defied the regime by playing guitar...

“Black as hell but 帅 as well”. Black culture and Chinese hip-hop in the times of Black Lives Matter movement.

In the midst of the post-coronavirus and while several countries are slowly lifting social restrictions, the murder of George Floyd, a 46 years old black American, by a white police officer sparked one of the biggest uprisings of the last century in America. Handcuffed, kneeled upon and repeating that he...

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