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antou town is located in southwest of Hunan province, where bamboos grow in mountains. An ancien
上海千花坊t handmade papermaking skill has been inherited in Tantou since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), whic
h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South China. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha
ndmade paper from his father Li Zhijun with the papermaking techniques such as bamboo cutting, soaking, crushing, squeezing and drying. Li Qiugui wis 上海千花坊
hes that he and his father could promote their own workshop to a papermaking research institute known nationwide.
The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screa
ming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock bands that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed. 上海千花坊
However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a
reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.
上海千花坊With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songs a
nd techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.
For this feature story China Daily talked with a handful of Chinese bands and people who have experienced the golden days of Chi 上海千花坊女神会所
nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B
eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro
上海千花坊女神会所m Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiulian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.
For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.
The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bass 上海千花坊女神会所
ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so
ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.