Hong Kong China Music
The Hong Kong protest movement sent a message to Beijing this week that you don't need a law to make people sing a song and love it. The boys, who were born in a time when Hong Kong was officially part of China but was not yet integrated into the mainland system, are part of a generation that played a leading role in Hong Kong's six-month-long protests. They have the same ethnic background as many of the young people behind the protests in mainland China, and are part of the generation that took the lead during the six-month protests in Hong Kong.
In 2011 Sony bought Pathe, which entered the music industry in Shanghai in 1920 and moved to Hong Kong in the 1940s, and was bought by Sony in 2011. Two years later, the company fled communism from the Far East - Shanghai was controlled by the city, and the Magic Stone label also signed a number of Beijing rock bands. In the 1990s a branch office was established in Hong Kong and one could sense the beginnings of the Hong Kong record industry. It was the beginning of what became one of the most successful record labels in China, with more than 1.5 million records sold.
Popular music in Hong Kong is dominated by English-language pop songs, but the import of pop music from outside the English language remains popular. The term "English Pop" in Hong Kong does not mean Western-style pop songs sung in English, such as "American Pop," but rather "Western Pop."
After the handover to China in 1997, Cantopop lost its mojo to supplant K-Pop, and mainland China banned music. In the last ten years, a new form of music has come to Hong Kong: protest songs. Songs of Hong Kong - Kong (2014) is a protest song recorded by Hong Kong-born singer-turned-activist Li Ka-wen, who was arrested during the protests.
The office worker from Guangzhou believes that cultural and artistic activities play an important role in daily life, and she often goes to the Hong Kong Coliseum for pop music concerts. Western classical music is played regularly in the city, she believes. There are more than 1,000 cultural institutions in China, 70% of which are run by the Hong Kong government. Chinese cultural organizations such as the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences receive substantial financial support annually from the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the National People's Congress, and the State Council.
Of course, record sales have collapsed around the world, but Cantopop's decline is also a sign of China's waning cultural influence in Hong Kong. In 1949, the Communist Party took over mainland China, and the Mandarin pop and entertainment industry moved to Hong Kong, and this pattern has changed throughout the city, driven by a series of initiatives, such as the Raising Language Standards for Hong Kong initiative, which proposes various ways to encourage Hong Kong people to adopt the most widely spoken dialects on the mainland. In the 1990s and early 2000s, after Hong Kong lost its dominant position to Taiwan, it was once again the leading producer of Chinese pop music.
Television songs are still an important part of Hong Kong's music, but the arrival of the Four Kings of Heaven put Cantopop on a higher stage than it had been before, and it turned to singing for the city in the decades that followed. The TV show covered everyday life in Hong Kong and acknowledged what distinguished it from other cities, such as the attitude of people who "can - do."
The flashmob turned into a vocal showdown as the group was surrounded and outnumbered by members of the Hong Kong Singing Honor Group, a group from the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Yuan (Rong Guang Gui) chanted "Reclaiming China" and tried to drown out China's national anthem, which was played during a game with a Hong Kong team. He said that while the song was patriotic, it was not enough to promote a separatist movement.
He commented: "Music plays many important roles in our lives, whether ritual, spiritual, social or leisure. In 1999 he established contacts with performers and teachers in Hong Kong and performed with pianist Mary Wu at the annual concert of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Beijing.
The Hong Kong Arts Festival has since become one of Asia's most important cultural events and is the most famous local artist group. Wong has also proven his ability to act off the scene and has achieved cult status in Malaysia, where he currently lives. The orchestra was awarded the prestigious "Prize for the Promotion of Contemporary Chinese Music" of the Chinese Academy of Music in 2014.
Hong Kong's was once considered the city's unofficial anthem when it was played as a fixture in 1997. Chinese sovereignty, to which Hong Kong returned that year, played in its original form, when God saves the Queen when she is saved by God.