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The long march of Chinese rock 'n roll

The long march of Chinese rock 'n roll

Updated 19 October 2012, 15:58 AEDT

One of our favourite interviews from last year was with a Canadian musician, music promoter and writer who talked us through the history of Chinese rock, also known as 'yoagun'.

Jonathon Campbell is in Australia promoting his book - 'Red Rock: the long strange march of Chinese Rock 'n' Roll'.

He talks about the modern music scene in China and the place rock has in terms of censorship and in the eyes of the West. He also talks about the moment that the man who invented Chinese rock in 1986, Cui Jian joined the Rolling Stones on stage in Beijing.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speakers: Jonathon Campbell, author of 'Red Rock: the long strange march of Chinese Rock 'n' Roll'

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