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  1. Hail Hong Kong's Canto-pop royalty

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai takes a closer look at some of the people who made Canto-pop a crucial part of the city's cultural heritage Danny Chan Pak-keung One of the city's most popular singers in the 1980s, Chan was among the first generation of Canto-pop idols. The baby-faced singing superstar, whose concerts were consistently sold out, was best known for his beautiful ...

  2. All about Canto-pop

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's played an important role in our cultural heritage, writes Lau Kit-wai An exhibition showcases the important role played by Canto-pop in the development of the city's culture and how the music has affected people's lives. Organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Riding a Melodic Tide: The Development of Canto-pop ...

  3. Canto-pop godfather's memory lives on

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Memories of Canto-pop 'godfather' Roman Tam Pak-sin will live on at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum after family members donated 3,000 items of memorabilia from his long ... on Hong Kong's Canto-pop development to be held from November 11. In a three-decade career, Roman Tam was one of a few Hong Kong singers to become a cultural icon. His songs were particularly ...

  4. Contract dispute for Canto-pop twins

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Canto-pop twins Soler have to put 60 per cent of earnings into a court account pending the outcome of litigation between them and their manager. Dino and Giulio Acconci accused Hummingbird Music of signing them up to an unreasonable contract and seek freedom to seek engagements with third parties. Hummingbird argues Soler is in breach of its contract. Mr Justice Andrew ...

  5. Canto-pop debut lacks substance

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... and there is little variety between songs. All the tracks are slow, sentimental love songs and typical Canto-pop ballads which sound similar. What's more, the last three numbers are just cover versions ...

  6. Karaoke to Canto-pop

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Canto-pop singer Jason Chan Pak-yu says he's an optimist and a sentimentalist all rolled into one. His optimism has brought him to where he is now: back in Hong Kong (his ... Tao and Canto-pop star Andy Hui Chi-on. 'I don't see the outcome [of my music venture] as the most important thing. My emphasis is on the process. Whether I succeed or fail, ...

  7. Skimpy costume no big deal for Canto-pop legend's daughter

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. Ursule Wong Yu-sze (pictured), on her recent skimpily attired role in the Cantonese version of Joe Orton's play What the Butler Saw: 'Acting has always been my passion. I studi ...

  8. The sound of music

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Working in the music industry allowed me to meet producers and musicians and network within the industry. In 1997, I started writing Canto-pop songs. YP: How do you compose? Chung: There are two ... and Janice Wei Lan. They've really jazzed up the local music industry. YP: As well as writing Canto-pop songs, you compose jingles for adverts and music for movies. Which do you prefer doing? ...

  9. Keys to space

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Songwriter Jason Choi's lyrics about an Estonian builder are a long way from Canto-pop, writes Joyce Siu Jason Choi Tak-choi's music career shuttles between pop ... Canto-pop projects,' says 39-year-old Choi. The production highlights the life and works of Estonia-born architect Kahn (whose original name was Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky) through a mixture ...

  10. Coming into their own

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by John Lloyd

    ... Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Metallica and 1980s Cantopop. He says he's enthusiastic about the Sonatrope festival. 'We should have more festivals and let more people ...




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