Auteur : Nathanel Amar

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Un futur sans groupes étrangers?

J’ai récemment écrit un court article dans RadiiChina intitulé “Is China Headed Towards a Future Without Foreign Bands?”. Cet article faisait suite à des polémiques ayant dernièrement agité le monde de la musique indépendante, après la diffusion d’une nouvelle directive...

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2018 in Music: a Shortlist

2018 was an interesting and eventful year for Chinese music. The so-called « hip-hop ban », Freddy Lim and his band Chthonic banned from entering Hong Kong for a festival organized by Denise Ho, the Lil Pump scandal… But 2018 was also...

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“Sub Jam”, Yan Jun’s fanzine, 1998

It’s not the first time we talk about Yan Jun (颜峻). A rock critic and experimental musician from Lanzhou, Yan Jun was at the frontline of the Chinese “new sound movement” of the 1990s – like the title of a...

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“Drunk is beautiful”. Boire au bord de l’eau : usage de l’alcool dans la communauté punk chinoise

Publication de l’article “Drunk is beautiful. Boire au bord de l’eau : usage de l’alcool dans la communauté punk chinoise” dans le numéro spécial “L’alcool rituel et les ethnographes” de la revue Civilisations: https://journals.openedition.org/civilisations/4495 et pour celleux qui ont accès...

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[English] Remembering June 4th in Songs

The history of the Chinese 1989 democratic movement is also a musical story. Singers, mostly rockers, were mobilized in favor of the students, who often sing their songs during the protests. It’s now a cliché to remind that Cui Jian’s...