I’d never heard the terms Canto-pop or Mando-pop music before the Chinese New Year celebrations last weekend. The presenters at the Hong Kong stage mentioned that British and Western pop are a big influence in modern music in Hong Kong. They only use a different language in the songs.
Apart from the music I’ve heard in Chinese restaurants in London, I had only heard new age style music in Chinese before, and I was really curious as to how it could sound. On that stage, we could listen to both traditional and modern songs in Mandarin and Cantonese. It was quite surprising when a Western girl came on stage speaking Mandarin so fluently. She surprised quite a few there. Her music sounded really nice too.
Take a look at my video below. It is well worthy watching ’till the end. Let me know what you think.
Kung hei fat choi!