Episode 2: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
"A city that is a curious fusion of the old and new, and of the West and East. With a uniquely echoey acoustics, this is a city whose intricately complex and continually evolving culture is reflected through its pop music industry."
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1:30 Hong Kong's demographics 3:15 The echoey acoustic of Hong Kong, geography, concrete buildings 6:30 The impact of British colonisation 8:36 Speaking to Felix Lo, bilingual schooling, Chinese traditions and superstitions, British holidays 10:52 Finding the 'Hong Kong' identity through cuisine, dim sum, congee, yellow curry fish balls, Cha Chaan Ting 13:22 Finding the 'Hong Kong' identity through music, Cantonese opera, classical music 15:32 Pop music, Hong Kong English pop, Cantopop, Mandopop 19:22 Current sentiment between Hong Kongers and Chinese 21:56 The unheard nature of Hong Kong
Aaron Kwok: 對你愛不完 (Never Ending Love)
Shigeru Umebayashi: Yumeji's Theme from "In the Mood for Love"
Cantonese Opera: The Moon - Two Green Lotus Bitterly Imprisoned
Rebecca Pan: La Violetera
The Lotus: Just a Little
Leslie Cheung: Daydreamer
Sammi Cheng: Selected
Rebecca Pan: Kowloon, Hong Kong
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This episode is co-produced by Eddie Liu (S.E. Film Production).