M Selim Yavuz deposited Hong Kong Metal Scene: An overview and related issues in the group Music and Sound on Humanities Commons 3 years, 6 months ago
After the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, Hong Kong music in general lingered in the middle of influences from the English heritage, Mainland China, and local traditions. This is observed best in popular music made, and performed in Hong Kong’s local scenes. As a result of globalisation of 1990s and 2000s, Hong Kong’s local popular music scenes started looking to international music, including their immediate cultural backdrops of United Kingdom and People’s Republic of China among others such as Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and the United States of America. Beside these external influences, Hong Kong popular music was also searching internally for national values, and traditions in order to construct a truly Hong Kong popular music tradition, and scene. According to Ho, nationalism is present in contemporary Hong Kong popular music. Even though this music rarely commented on politics, the identity started shifting more and more towards Mainland China and its people. This was a result of the Chinese rock music tradition and its role in constructing a political identity in Mainland China in the 1980s.