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French rappers take feud to ring

Two feuding French rappers have sparked hilarity on social media by vowing to settle their differences in the ring with a no-rules cage fight.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 16:58:39

Musical about origins of China's Dragon Boat Melody to be staged at Beijing's Minzu Theater

Chosen as one of 25 excellent folk song styles from around the world by UNESCO, China's Dragon Boat Melody has been performed for over 300 years in its hometown of Enshi in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 16:08:39

Overzealous idol followers give fans in China a bad name

On December 15, about 360 passengers on a Korean Air flight from Hong Kong to Seoul were forced to get off the plane and go through another security check after four Chinese K-pop fans suddenly asked to get off the plane.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 16:33:39

Renowned Chinese artist Tan Dun appointed as dean of leading US conservatory of music

Renowned Chinese composer, conductor and artist Tan Dun has been appointed as dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, the US Bard College said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/23 16:28:39

Man living near Japan's 'Suicide Forest' hopes music

From his hut on the edge of Japan's "Suicide Forest," Kyochi Watanabe blasts John Lennon's "Imagine" into the night - hoping that music can lift people from their despair before it's too late.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 16:23:39

Queen guitarist Brian May releases musical tribute to NASA spacecraft

Jamming and astrophysics go hand-in-hand for Queen lead guitarist Brian May, who announced on Wednesday he is releasing a musical tribute to a far-flung NASA spacecraft that is about to make history.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/20 17:03:40

K-pop's BTS 'worth $3.6 billion a year' to South Korean economy

South Korean boy band BTS are worth more than $3.6 billion to the country's economy every year - equivalent to the contribution of 26 mid-sized companies - a research institute said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/19 17:58:40

Metal or mariachi? Metalachi offers best of both music worlds

Decked out in skin-tight leopard print spandex, his eyelids smeared with black make-up, singer Vega de la Rockha roars into a sea of raised "devil horn" hand gestures - the appreciation symbol of heavy metal music.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/18 18:23:39

Chinese rappers diss Lil Pump condemning discrimination

Chinese rappers Chengdu Revolution (CD-Rev) on Monday evening criticized US rapper Lil Pump for humiliating China in his unpublished new song "Butterfly Doors", which was posted on Instagram.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 23:01:39

Chinese man's passion for salsa makes him a dancing sensation

Chinese-born Huo Yaofei's passion for Latin music has turned him into a dance professional who not only teaches dancing, but also stars in music videos. Better known as David Huo in Cuba, the birthplace of the traditional salsa dance, the instructor has starred in the music video "From China to Havana," recorded by the well-known Cuban salsa ensemble El Nino y La Verdad.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 18:38:40

Macao holds int'l parade to mark 19th anniversary of return to motherland

The government of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) held an international parade Sunday afternoon to mark the 19th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 18:33:39

'Bohemian Rhapsody' now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 18:48:40

Bolivian youth orchestra plays for the future

When Mariel Chura joined a youth orchestra at age 14, she did not even know what a viola was.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 16:43:39

Rap star Kendrick Lamar, women nominees lead Grammys race

The soundtrack of Marvel's Black Panther propelled rap superstar Kendrick Lamar to the front of this year's Grammy pack with eight nominations, closely followed by fellow rapper Drake with seven, organizers said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 18:23:39

Beijing Performing Arts Group releases schedule for new performance season

The Beijing Performing Arts Group released the program list for their upcoming performance season in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:03:43

Cardi B to split with husband

US rapper Cardi B on Wednesday announced the end of her 15-month marriage to Offset, the rapper and father of her daughter, dropping a video with the news on Instagram.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 17:58:40

Kam Grand Choir Festival celebrated in mountainous Guizhou

As warm breezes blow on colorful embroidered attire and silver ornaments, singing voices echo above the drum towers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 19:03:40

Chinese version of popular Japanese musical 'Wicked Little One' kicks off national tour in Beijing

A Chinese adaptation of Wicked Little One, the famed original musical from Japan's Shiki Theatre Company, kicked off its 50-city national tour with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Beijing's Poly Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:28:40