The glory days of Canto-pop seem to be in the past. Illustration: Craig Stephens
The glory days of Canto-pop seem to be in the past. Illustration: Craig Stephens

The rise and fall of Canto-pop and, with it, Hong Kong’s cultural identity

Vivienne Chow says the Ultimate Song Chart Awards reminded her of how Canto-pop once brought a thriving Hong Kong together. But, with its glory days long gone, she wonders if the uniquely Hong Kong genre can once again find that power to unite

The glory days of Canto-pop seem to be in the past. Illustration: Craig Stephens
The glory days of Canto-pop seem to be in the past. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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