Heartbreak and protest - a Hong Kong Cantopop journey



Like many Hong Kongers I grew up singing along to syrupy Cantopop ballads, both loving and hating their catchy and often bizarre lyrics.
"I know I'm someone impossible to please I was just lucky to experience a moment of love at all Looking back, taking an honest look at myself Am I really so annoying that you hate me so much?""
That's Used to Losing Love by Jody Yung. In one of the city's many karaoke centres, you will hear people crooning about love, anger, making money - as well as lots and lots and lots of heartbreak.
Cantopop - short for Cantonese pop - is formulaic,... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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