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How to rock with Chinese traditional instrument? | Zhaoze (Post-Rock Band) | TEDxZhujiangNewTown
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Added Jul 25, 2016
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Zhaoze, a post-rock band from Guangzhou, believes that, Guqin can be played in a contemporary way, though Guqin is the most traditional chinese string instrument with more than 3000 years history. In this talk, Hailiang shared about Zhaoze's idea about getting Guqin plugged as a contemporary instrument and furthermore, the exploration of rocking it in a contemporary way, each followed by an illustration through live performance of the band.

Zhaoze is a Chinese indie band based in Guangzhou, also known as the leading band of Post-Rock and star rock band in Lingnan area. They play frequently in music festivals such as Midi and Strawberry and some other live houses. As the first band combines guqin(Chinese seven-stringed zither) and rock music together, they successfully compromises the merits of Chinese historical culture and the passion of rock music. Even comparing with rock bands all over the world, it is fair to say they had a style of their own.

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