This should be a TED Talk. Seriously.
I agree with him. We need to step outside our boundaries, prejudices, and stereotypes, and start sharing things like roommates do in college, even if it’s uncomfortable at first. And this isn’t just about C-Pop or just Asian music but all aspects of culture. There needs to be a union of East and West. East meets West and West meets East. It’s somewhat starting to happen, but there is still a loooooooooooooooong way to go.
Hoping for a day when “world pop” becomes a reality. Actually, hoping for a day when we won’t even need those labels, but music will be just that: music. Music that comes from all kinds of languages, cultures, and backgrounds but understood by all as music. Music that moves, music that inspires, music that makes you dance, and music that does what music does.
Anyways, great job on that speech, Wang Leehom! Apparently, he wrote the speech himself, and those two weeks that he spent drafting it definitely were worth the time! The Q&A session was pretty interesting and insightful too.
And lastly, thank you to all my friends who introduced me to C-pop and Wang Leehom: the YouTube user who uploaded all those MVs, mostly K-pop but even C-pop, M-pop, and T-Pop for some time, Jae/AsianDream, and my college and online friends. You know who you are :)
Leehom peeling an egg in Bu Yao Hai Pa. Something I never quite understood about the MV.