Sounds of China playlist for 11/02/2013

Xinyu Guan
Artist Title Album Label Link
Qi Yaxian, Bi Chunfang, Shanghai City Jing'an Yue Opera Orchestra Su San Qi Jie; San Tang Hui Shen Yu Tang Chun CRC
Cui Jian Entire Album Xin Chang Zheng Lu Shang De Yao Gun (1989) Jingwen Records
Кино (Kino) Место Для Шага Вперед Звезда По Имени Солнце (1989)
Кино (Kino) Закрой за мной дверь, я ухожу Группа крови (1988)
Кино (Kino) Попробуй спеть вместе со мной Группа крови (1988)

The first part of the program deals with Yue Opera from the region around Shanghai. The second part of the program is dedicated to the album "Rock and Roll on the New Long March," a 1989 album by Chinese Rock pioneer Cui Jian. The track "Nothing to My Name" became the unofficial anthem of the Tiananmen Square student protests. For a comparative perspective, I played several songs by the late-80s Soviet rock band Kino, who wrote similar allegorical protest songs as well.