Roman Tam was the "Godfather of Canto-pop". Photo: Ricky Wong Roman Tam was the "Godfather of Canto-pop". Photo: Ricky Wong
Roman Tam was the "Godfather of Canto-pop". Photo: Ricky Wong

Behind the story: Roman Tam – singer of Hong Kong anthems and godfather of Canto-pop

  • His songs helped define the Hong Kong identity and provided the anthems for its development, from Below the Lion Rock to In the Lasers
  • How Hong Kong’s protest movement continues to invoke the music of a man whose flamboyant performance style transcended ideas of masculinity

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Roman Tam was the "Godfather of Canto-pop". Photo: Ricky Wong Roman Tam was the "Godfather of Canto-pop". Photo: Ricky Wong
Roman Tam was the "Godfather of Canto-pop". Photo: Ricky Wong
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