Mandarin pop

The songs in this section were diverse in character. Some leaned towards the serious art song tradition. Others casually sang about mundane things like love. Still others longed for the earth.

In 1960, the breeze from Shanghai was still fresh. Absorbing the breeze, the young local population began to build a sound world of their own. Mandarin pop stayed at the crossroads, revelling in the passing of the torch of an era.

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