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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

From its earliest manifestation, Second Hand Rose has embraced a visual aesthetic that involves costuming akin to Western glam rock bands dating from the 1970s and 1980s. Liang drew much attention to the band early on by wearing women’s clothing ...

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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

In 2009, the ChinaVine team visited Second Hand Rose in their rehearsal studio beneath a parking garage within Beijing’s Second Ring Road. Part of a small complex of soundproof rooms, the band’s space was set up to allow them to ...

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Second Hand Rose 二手玫瑰 (摇滚乐队) – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Dec 3, 2012 by jfenn

Formed in 1999 by Liang Long in his home town of Harbin (Heilongjiang province NE China), the band Second Hand Rose represents a dynamic mix of Chinese musical and cultural heritage with transnational rock music traditions. Liang moved to Beijing ...

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Dizi: Zhang Weiliang – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Chinavine

Zhang Weiliang is charming musician who got both of composing and performing skills. Being good at Dizi, Xiao and Xun, Zhang is known as “The King of Flute”. He has published a lot of CDs, such as ” Tears of ...

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Dizi: Zhang Weiliang – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Chinavine

Dizi player Zhang Weiliang was born in Suzhou in 1957 and began to learn Dizi from famous Dizi player Zhao Songting in 1967. In 1977, he entered the Central Conservatory of Music, then transferred to Chinese Instruments Department at China ...

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Erhu: Song Fei 宋飞: 二胡 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Chinavine

Erhu player Song Fei, born in Tianjin in 1969, is know as the “queen of Chinese traditional instruments” because she can play 13 kinds of instruments including Erhu, lute and koto. When Song was seven years old, she started learning ...

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Pipa: Liu Dehai 刘德海: 琵琶 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Chinavine

Pipa player Liu Dehai was born in Shanghai on August 13, 1937. He learned the Pipa from Pipa player Lin Shicheng. In 1957, he entered the Central Conservatory of Music, and served as a prominent teacher there since graduating in ...

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The Peking Opera – Music Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

Although the singing and musical instruments in the Peking Opera are notoriously shrill and may be unpleasant to the foreign ears, the Chinese see it as the “shrieking of the heart.” To them the music is shrill because it is ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – Shadow Play Theater Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Stories: Chinese Shadow Play depicts an assortment of stories, ranging from traditional folk tales, comedies, scary stories, love stories, and stories of war and battle.  Contemporary theaters often show traditional stories as well as newer, modern stories within their plays. ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – History of Shadow Puppetry Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Chinese Shadow Play was first seen during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) and grew in popularity within the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), during which time shadow puppetry spread from Northern to Southern China.  Qibao Shadow Play was the earliest form ...

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