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Old 07-07-2014, 11:40 PM
 
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That Tajik style sounds almost European.
They are Indo-Europeans living in China anyway.

If you are interested, here are some videos of other "modernized" ethnic music in China.

1. Mongolian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUN7...81B370B3951EC3

2. Hui (Chinese Muslim)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV5OD1X75Ks

3. Miao (Hmong)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqAE4tJbb24

 
Old 07-09-2014, 03:54 AM
 
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have you ever heard of jay chou? that guy is a legend in china and the asian crowd in america.
I've been told I look like him when in Asia . Don't know his music or anything, not interested.
 
Old 07-09-2014, 03:55 AM
 
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To be honest besides the Gungnam Style song, and maybe a few works of cinema, what korean pop culture icon has been exported? As for Japan, besides some anime, and electronics, and martial arts what have they exported?

The chinese have food they have exported to other cultures. They action/gangster movies are quite famous for its action sequences.
Maybe not so much mainstream America, but you'd be surprised how popular/big it's become outside Korea, not just Asia (from Indonesia to Japan it rivals western/American pop music), but it's spreading to places like Latin America, Europe, the Arabic world. I know an Algerian girl who's obsessed with K-pop and apparently quite a few there are too.
 
Old 07-09-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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Mainland China, its people and culture are well-known to be viewed negatively.
Both Japan and South Korea are developed countries and US allies, they are more modern and western than Mainland China. Japanese and South Korean products are creative, high-tech and durable. Upto now, most famous Chinese people of pop culture known globally are from Taiwan, HK, Singapore and Malaysia, with little from Mainland China.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 12:15 AM
 
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This is somehow I don't understand with Filipino pop culture. We have the American influence, we have the better "voice" than rest of Asia, great dancers as well, but we ended producing crap music, MTV's and fashion. We end up patronizing K-Pop. K-pop is now equally famous than hollywood.

On topic:
What Chinese lack is the resemblance to real western pop!

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Old 07-10-2014, 02:34 AM
 
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This is somehow I don't understand with Filipino pop culture. We have the American influence, we have the better "voice" than rest of Asia, great dancers as well, but we ended producing crap music, MTV's and fashion. We end up patronizing K-Pop. K-pop is now equally famous than hollywood.

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What Chinese lack is the resemblance to real western pop!
What western pop? The trash we hear on the top 40 these days? God forbid! Well, the problem is the Sinosphere tries to copy the worst of western pop music, sappy ballads or say cheesy hip hop, instead of incorporating more traditional instrumentation/styles, like Indian pop. Like Teresa Teng for example.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 04:16 AM
 
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What western pop? The trash we hear on the top 40 these days? God forbid! Well, the problem is the Sinosphere tries to copy the worst of western pop music, sappy ballads or say cheesy hip hop, instead of incorporating more traditional instrumentation/styles, like Indian pop. Like Teresa Teng for example.
But those descriptions you cited are the reference to western pop success over the years. J-Pop and K-Pop are just following the trend which makes them more famous than chinese pop. If you put a specific culture/style/traditions on your music then you are not attracting the general market. Why would an American be interested to Indian pop for instance?

I don't say it's crap. As a music lover, I say otherwise. I listen to Top 40 up to this day (I'm an 80's kid) and I like how the music evolve. There is much more variety in today's music than before.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:09 AM
 
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But those descriptions you cited are the reference to western pop success over the years. J-Pop and K-Pop are just following the trend which makes them more famous than chinese pop. If you put a specific culture/style/traditions on your music then you are not attracting the general market. Why would an American be interested to Indian pop for instance?

I don't say it's crap. As a music lover, I say otherwise. I listen to Top 40 up to this day (I'm an 80's kid) and I like how the music evolve. There is much more variety in today's music than before.
Personally speaking I'm interested in more traditional world music than just American style music in another language.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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What Chinese lack is the resemblance to real western pop!
I think China wants to make rules, and smaller nations want to follow rules.

If you understand this, you will see why China behaves differently in so many fields (economy, politics, arts...). They have a latent desire to challenge the west, ultimately
 
Old 07-11-2014, 12:59 AM
 
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I know a lot of people who love K-dramas (not any other part of K-pop, though). However, I myself prefer Taiwanese dramas to Korean ones.
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