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  1. Move over, Canto-pop

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE Until Chet Lam Yat-fung, the Pancakes (Dejay Choi) and Ketchup (Ken Tsoi) entered the music scene, fans were fed a constant diet of bubble-gum, karaoke-oriented Canto-pop ... the same age,' says 27-year-old Lam. 'The three of us grew up with Canto-pop. But we ended up doing music that's not Canto-pop at all.' This week's gigs will feature ...

  2. Canto-pop with a classical twist

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Two of the city's best-loved stars, Sandy Lam Yik-lin and Anthony Lun Wing-leung, will be featured in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's annual Canto-pop concerts. It won't be their first time on stage together, as the duo have been musical partners for years. At every concert Sandy holds, Anthony sits in the producer's seat. But this time ...

  3. God of Canto-pop Sam Hui plans second - and third - coming

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Fans who could not get a ticket for Sam Hui Koon-kit's 10 comeback concerts next month should not be disappointed, as the 'God' of Canto-pop is likely to return to the stage ... On Monday morning, Hui went to the Coliseum and met 300 fans lined up to buy tickets and sang to thank them for their support. Dubbed the 'God' of Canto-pop, Hui was born in 1948 ...

  4. 'God of Canto-pop' brings back the smiles

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Economic confidence plummeted. The jobless rate surged. The deaths of two popular Canto-pop stars, Roman Tam and Leslie Cheung, had deepened the poor sentiment. It was against this background that Sam Hui Koon-kit, dubbed the 'God of Canto-pop', decided to stage a comeback to cheer up the community mood. Twelve years after he retired, Sam Hui returned to the stage this month ...

  5. Official help for chronic canto-pop stars

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the industry.' LoDown fears this may spell the end of Canto-pop. I thought the point of the pop industry was to make karaoke clubbers feel good about being able to sing better than the stars du jour. ...

  6. Canto-pop looks to the Net for survival

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The latest Canto-pop hits will be available for legal downloading from the internet next year, if the local music industry has its way. The industry hopes to launch Hong Kong's first legal download site within six months, charging fans up to $8 a song. 'There are too many illegal downloading websites and we hope to have a legal one operating as soon as possible,' ...

  7. Cantonese opera not Canto-pop

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Traditional art gives grounding in Chinese history, culture and values, writes Jessie Hui FoRget CANTO-POP stars Twins, Boy'z, Joey Yung Cho-yee and Edison Chen Koon-hei. ... of them sang along. 'I love listening to Cantonese opera as the lyrics have a deeper meaning than those of Canto-pop songs,' said Form One student Tin Pui-ling, a member ...

  8. Forlorn fans plan five-star memorial vigil for canto-pop legend

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Expect a sea of glow-sticks outside the Mandarin Oriental hotel tonight, when more than a thousand fans from around the world will gather for a memorial vigil for the late canto-pop legend Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, who jumped to his death from the hotel a year ago today. Red Mission, a global alliance of Cheung fan clubs, says it has big plans for the night. ...

  9. Canto-pop singer roughed up during Central rush hour

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Canto-pop singer Edison Chen Koon-hei was involved in a fight in Central in the middle of the evening rush hour yesterday. The incident happened outside the Central Building at the junction of Queen's Road and Pedder Street, Central. A spokeswoman for his record company, EEG records, said Chen, 23, was on his way to the HMV store in the building to kill time before his ...

  10. Dialectical materialism: Canto-pop as counterculture?

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marcuse. His PhD thesis on the 'rise and decline of Canto-pop', approved last year by the University of Hong Kong, was in part an elaboration of this so-called Frankfurt School ... to the consumer's loss of autonomy and false sense of consciousness and identity. But Wong argued this Marxist model was not entirely applicable to Canto-pop in Hong Kong because it was also a subculture ...




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