Min Xiao-Fen performing with her pipa. As well as playing the pipa, Min Xiao-Fen is also known as vocalist, and for her work in traditional Chinese music, jazz, and contemporary classical music. PHOTO BY HELMUT LACKINGER.
Chinese contemporary music encompasses a huge popular music industry spanning most of East Asia, a vibrant concert music scene in all of the major cities, and modern arrangements of traditional material.
Contemporary Chinese popular and classical music, although often incorporating Western