From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
EAG2009 closing21.JPG
Zhu Zheqin

(1968-07-15) 15 July 1968 (age 52)
Years active1992–Present
Chinese name
Musical career
Pop music
LabelsSire/WEA Records

Dadawa a.k.a. Zhu Zheqin () (born 15 July 1968) is a Chinese musician, sound artist and independent producer. She has also served as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. [1] Dadawa established SOUND LAB at Shanghai’s Tongji University, Institute of Architecture and Design, where she is an adjunct professor.

Over the past 20 years, with music as her point of departure, Dadawa is noted for her crossover artistic exploration. She was the first Chinese musician to release her music globally, beginning with “Sister Drum”, distributed by Warner Bros in 1995. As an avant garde pioneer of contemporary Chinese music, her works have entered the fields of sound as well as design, and visual, public, community and performance art.

In recent years, Dadawa has sought to bring together traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. KANJIAN, a brand she established in 2012, combines contemporary design with traditional Chinese artisanal craftsmanship. KANJIAN creations are distinguished by their references to Chinese history, philosophy and aesthetics.[2]

Dadawa‘s representative music and sound art works[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 "Show the World" Goodwill Action: Dadawa Chinese Ethnic Handicraft Collection Tour Kicks Off in Beijing". Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]