Sarouna, a Palestinian DJ, works on a music track at her home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP

DJs add reggae, techno, hip hop beats to folk music and take Palestinian cause to places politics can’t reach

  • For Palestinian artists ‘everything is political’, says film producer who gathered 10 international artists to make electronic music album Electrosteen
  • The artists sampled recordings of hundreds of pieces of traditional music drawn from Palestinian archives
Topic |   Music

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Sarouna, a Palestinian DJ, works on a music track at her home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP
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Demand for music from K-pop groups like Blackpink has soared in China in recent years, despite the effective ban on South Korean groups performing there.

K-pop stars could start performing in mainland China again soon

  • No major South Korean musician has performed in mainland China since South Korea’s decision to deploy a US missile defence system in 2016
  • But Chinese concert promoters have started seeking permission to invite South Korean performers again amid signs of thawing relationships
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Demand for music from K-pop groups like Blackpink has soared in China in recent years, despite the effective ban on South Korean groups performing there.
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