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Music of Hong Kong

Joshua WF Thomson wants to nurture Hong Kong's unique sounds

Inside the cover of the upcoming first release on new local music label Platinum Metres, there is a message: "For every benefit brought by new technology there is a disadvantage.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 8:18am

We should embrace all music

There are many kinds of music: classical usually features beautiful melodies; jazz can make you tap your foot; rock leaves you upbeat. All music has its fans and its charms.

Yet nearly every popular song in Hong Kong is a ballad, it seems - Raymond Lam's songs are prime examples.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

About the size of it

It's late one night in October 2011 and deep, thudding dance beats are pouring out of the Bassment nightspot on Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Orchestrating a career in music

Would a trendy and successful intellectual-property lawyer ever change her job and join a not-for-profit organisation with considerably lower salary and a lot of worry? Quite unlikely, but this is exactly what Margaret Yang did.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Beating the drum for women

Examining an idea as complex as the place of women in music today, we are obliged to recall the greats: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain, Sister Sledge, Debbie Harry, Alanis Morisette, Whitney Houston and of course the ever shocking Lady Gaga.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Music lovers tune in to the language beat

They struggle for play time on the local airwaves, and finding their gigs down a narrow alley in a darkened bar is a challenge only the most dedicated fans will rise too.

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Free concert a fanfare for the common man

Hongkongers who have not yet celebrated the 10th anniversary of the handover may choose to remember the past and reflect on their hopes for a democratic future at a free concert being held on Saturday.

But instead of Cantopop idols or popular bands, the concert at Queen Elizabeth Stadium will feature ordinary people using songs and music to share their feelings and dreams.

23 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Home truths

AT FIRST GLANCE, it looks like a stack of aluminium takeaway containers. But take a closer look and you see that the metre-high tinfoil tower is a sleek rendering of the HSBC headquarters in Central.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

In search of an identity

The controversy over the demolition of the Star Ferry pier may well be the mother of debates on a raft of contentious and emotive subjects which defy easy conclusion.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

OUTTAKES

Shape of things to come

Juicy Couture is about more than just tight towelling tracksuits with 'juicy' emblazoned across the backside.

To launch the Los Angeles-based label's store at IFC Mall, New York DJ trio the MisShapes are being flown in for an invite-only party on the mall's podium four from 9.30pm tonight.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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