Canto-jazz is a unique fusion of the two musical styles

Saxophonist Chuen SH performs at the Hong Kong Green Jazz Festival, launched last year in the Cattle Depot Artist Village.

Music lovers, critics as well as performers, have long complained about a soulless Canto-pop scene, where "k songs"- numbers created with karaoke renditions in mind - have come to define the genre.

Monday, 8 July, 2013, 9:12am

Mark Lui Chung-tak's thank you retrospective concert

Lui has been crowned best composer at Commercial Radio's Ultimate Song Chart Awards for the past 11 years. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong's canto-pop stars get all the glory, but behind every hit song is a great songwriter.

13 Jun 2013 - 8:46am

'Great loss to local music industry': Tributes over death of singer Sita Chan

Sita Chan was pulled unconscious out of her car and was pronounced dead about two hours later. Photo: SCMP

Pop star Sita Chan died in a car crash early yesterday, just three months after winning TVB's best new female singer award. Chan, 26, was pulled unconscious from the wreckage of her Lexus which went out of control and crashed on a Yau Ma Tei flyover early yesterday. She was declared dead less than two hours later.

18 Apr 2013 - 9:15am 12 comments

Glittering guestlist for launch of La Mer's new cream

Reina Lau and Sabrina Fung-Lam (right)

French beauty brand La Mer hosted a soiree at the ballroom of the Four Seasons hotel on Friday night to launch its new moisturising cream. Guests at the party, including Daisy Ho Chiu-fung, Monica Chen and Ming Ho, dressed to the nines, although not all followed the "white" dress code.

25 Sep 2012 - 3:50am

Canto-pop stars Kary Ng and Pakho Chau gear up in Adidas photo shoot

Kary Ng Yu-fei sports a colourful combo from Adidas' collection

It is still the height of summer, but the fashion industry waits for no one - or nature.

Canto-pop idols Kary Ng Yu-fei and Pakho Chau Pak-ho broke out in a sweat by wrapping themselves in layered T-shirts and quilted jackets during a photo shoot for Adidas' autumn-winter collection, which lands in stores on Friday.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:39am




Suo Yutong's landscape "paintings" made up of tens of thousand pieces of small fine hooks, meticulously grouped and textured on paper into recognisable topography. Today, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends today

etude for every day life

24 Aug 2012 - 12:19pm

Briton Barry Cox eyes stardom singing Canto-pop, but his songs have bite

Briton Barry Cox eyes stardom singing Canto-pop, but his songs have bite

It would be easy to label Barry Cox a novelty - a Caucasian who sings in Cantonese and Putonghua - but there's nothing trivial about this wannabe pop star's latest song on a controversial topic that divides Hongkongers: shark's fin soup.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:14am

At Beetle launch, Andy Hui swerves around issue of whether he's popped the question to Cheng

Since Canto-pop singers Sammi Cheng Sau-man and Andy Hui Chi-on rekindled their romance last year after an almost eight-year hiatus, there have been constant rumours about them finally tying the knot.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Alex Lam out to raise spirits and fulfil his dreams at Hennessy Artistry bash

The annual Hennessy Artistry concert taking place this year at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Friday night features a roster of up-and-coming local acts.

Alex Lam Tak-shun, son of Canto-pop veteran George Lam Chi-cheung, is one of the featured artists. The 27-year-old singer returned from the US two years ago.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Eason and Hilary both go viral, but for differing reasons ...

Canto-pop king Eason Chan Yik-shun's eagerly anticipated album, ...3mm, won't be released until the end of next week, but his first music video from it has already gone viral on the internet. The film for the song Lok Card (Cantonese for 'swipe credit card') was first shown on HK television last week.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

I Have a Date with Autumn

Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk directs the HK Repertory Theatre's production of Raymond To Kwok-wai's dramatic sequel to I Have a Date with Spring that is set in the 'golden era' of Canto-pop. Starring Hins Cheung King-hin (left), Alice Lau Nga-lai, Lo Koon-lan, Louisa So Yuk-wa and Fung Wai-hang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

The best of British as singers get into the Olympic spirit

The Union Jack seems to be the hottest print owing to the London Olympics. Local fashion fans have been gearing up to dress in style while cheering for their favourite sportsmen and women.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hins Cheung ready to tread the boards

It's been a few busy weeks for Canto-pop star Hins Cheung King-hin. The singer-songwriter has been preparing to open his own studio, rehearsing for a concert tour and also for a theatre show called I Have a Date with Autumn. Tomorrow he is releasing his new album, titled Why Not, featuring songs he wrote for the stage drama.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cantop-pop stars help sing music site's praises

Hong Kong online music site is now available on smartphones. The free app, for iPhone and Android phones, offers access to more than 1.5 million songs.

To promote the new service, Canto-pop singers Andy Hui Chi-on and Janice Vidal, and veteran crooner George Lam Tze-cheung, were enlisted to star in a series of commercials.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

It's hot out there, and Ekin Cheng and Sally Yip have got the racy dance moves to match

Summer has always been the peak season for Canto-pop stars releasing albums and promoting their upcoming concerts.

This week two veterans - singer-actor Ekin Cheng Yee-kin and songstress Sally Yip Sin-Man - announced their plans for the coming months.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am