The Northwest Wind

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Northwest Wind (Chinese: 西北风, xibeifeng) is a style of music which emerged on the popular music scene in mainland China from the northwestern or Northwestern China (xibei) portion of China specifically from the Shanxi, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces[1]. The style is a western-style fast tempo, strong beat and extremely aggressive bass lines that is distinctly different than cantopop or mandopop from Hong Kong and Taiwan respectively. It later evolved into Chinese Rock in the late 1980s.

Further information


  1. Garofalo, Reebee. [1992] (1992). Rockin' the Boat: mass music and mass movements. South End Press. ISBN 0896084272

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