Foreign musicians in China on the halcyon days before Xi Jinping era of heavy-handed control

//Foreign musicians in China on the halcyon days before Xi Jinping era of heavy-handed control

Foreign musicians in China on the halcyon days before Xi Jinping era of heavy-handed control

We were summoned from the backstage tent by an anxious organiser. “Smiling Knives yuedui,” she said, scanning her clipboard and using the word “band” in Chinese, ushering us along with a curt, “You go.”Putting down our complimentary drinks, we readied our instruments and were guided onstage, which was actually a huge ship moored in the Pearl River estuary. British frontman Gary Hurlstone was followed by American horn player Greg Merrell, Canadian percussionist Craig Anderson and myself, the…

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