|Music of China|
|Media and performance|
|Music festivals||Midi Modern Music Festival|
|Nationalistic and patriotic songs|
Northwest Wind (Chinese: 西北风; pinyin: xīběi fēng) is a style of music which emerged on the popular music scene in mainland China from the northwestern or xibei portion of China specifically from the Shanxi, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. 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.
This type of music was under strong criticism of many Chinese when it first emerged as a new genre.
|This article about a music genre is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|