Hey friends and fellow bloggers,
I am doing a small project on Chinese music and hoping if some of you could help me? I’m new to the Chinese music scene and was wanting a bit of an introduction and/or quick rundown of it all... What I’m trying to do is make key points about the beginnings of music in China, the different styles and how it has changed throughout the ages. If anybody is a bit of a music fan or knows/remembers any key points within your life where you realized that a significant change had happened in the music scene or culturally in China, that would be really appreciated. Basically feel free to reply if find/remember/know anything you would think to be appropriate to put into a project concerning the music industry/culture would be awesome.
Being able to give first-hand accounts would really boost my project along. I know that the Chinese music-scene used to be a bit limited because of the laws and that so I’m very interested to make points about the attitude and philosophy of the government and people, restrictions and the gradual relaxation of the industry as well. I’m trying to make a kind of timeline... of course I am also searching every internet site I can to find articles or interesting facts as well. If you know of any, please help. If I can’t get enough information soon I might have to switch to a different topic...
What would be even better was if the people who answered could tell me either in the reply or in private their: name, location and age; so I could say ‘This is (insert name) from (insert location) and is (insert age) she/he (said/thinks/believes)” etc... So that way my audience can get a chance to form some sort of identity from the people I’m talking about. If there is certain information you don’t want to divulge, that’s fine... even anonymous replies are cool with me.
I know it is a big ask (especially the personal information) but it would really be awesome. I don’t expect anything and I probably anticipate a few getting angry or asking me “who do you think you are?!” Remember... I don’t want your address or phone number, or anything - just anything you feel comfortable divulging.
Edit – Someone wanted me to be more specific with the region I’m talking about and although I’m ok with history from Taiwan and Hong Kong I guess to make it ‘easier’ I’ll try to concentrate more on mainland China.
Anyways, if it is an annoying/inappropriate question feel free to ignore it or delete it. Sorry if there is any inconvenience. This has been cross posted to several other communities so you’ll all probably get sick of my face before long ;-) *haha*