The Sound Of Suzhou
Suzhou is known for its ancient canals and tranquil gardens, and has a rich musical tradition being the birthplace of both Kun Opera more than two thousand years ago and Pingtan, a traditional folk art combining music and story-telling that dates back to the Song Dynasty.
Today, Suzhou attracts creative types avoiding the hustle and bustle of neighbouring Shanghai, with a burgeoning scene of live music and recording projects. We hope this will be the first of many volumes documenting the diversity of the music scene in Suzhou, and hope independent artists and curators of music from developing music scenes across China and around the world will find inspiration.
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