Music articles


Cross-cultural perspectives on music – Goldsmiths, University of London

A research unit focusing on Asian music has been created at Goldsmiths, University of London. From Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 February, the newly established Asian Music Unit at Goldsmiths will be hosting an international symposium, Safeguarding the intangible: cross-cultural perspectives on music and heritage. The symposium will take place from Wednesday 19 to Friday


“Chinese Beatles” Mayday announces European dates

Dubbed “the Chinese Beatles” by The Washington Post, the band are currently on their “NOW HERE” world tour – their biggest to date covering the equivalent of circling the globe nine times – which will take place over 71 nights, in 40 cities, over two years and see them play to almost 3 million fans.


Guzheng Cover: Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine

Check out this cover of Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine by Michelle Kwan, a guzheng player from Vancouver, Canada. The guzheng is a Chinese instrument belonging to the zither family, regarded as one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments according to documents recorded in the Qin dynasty (before 206 BC).


The best Chinese/Asian parties coming up (UK)

The UK’s clubbing scene for Chinese and East Asian students and locals has started. Here we feature some of the best events around the country in date order. Click on each image to go to the Facebook event page for more details.