Seven popular young Chinese folk singers and their music
While folk music is no longer mainstream in China, some popular TV talent shows have recently brought it back into the spotlight. And if you like poems or want to enjoy a cup of coffee in a quiet bar, folk music from a group of young Chinese singers makes a nice accompaniment. With its poetic or funny lyrics, slow tempo and melodies, the music is the young generation's way of understanding love and fights in their lives.
Here we choose seven popular young folk singers and their masterpieces in recent years.
Zhou Yunpeng. [Photo/VCG]
Zhou lost his sight at age 9. He began to play guitar when he was 15. Leading a vagrant life from 24, his experiences on the street later found their way into Zhou's music.
Without the ability to see, Zhou interprets the world and people around him through his ears. This special relationship with the outside world allows Zhou to have a stronger and deeper impact on those he can't see.
Zhou was praised as a "poet-musician", and his song Speechless Love, won the 2011 People's Literature Award, an important literature prize in China.
Click here to listen to Zhou's Speechless Love