Always bringing the freshest recommendations in folk for China’s new generation, GUINNESS More Music ushers in a unique voice from Ningxia on May 30 at MAO Livehouse Shanghai. Suyang brings a blend of rock, folk, Shaanxi Opera, and other musical styles from China’s Northwest region to Shanghai for fans to experience. This special performance by Suyang is part of the GUINNESS initiative that started in 2009 as the “new generation of sound” commemorating its founder by celebrating “Arthur Day” and is designed to create a unique platform for musicians in China.
At age eight, “The Voice of Ningxia”, Suyang, moved to the Northwest Chinese city of Yinchuan. There he was influenced by local traditional folk music and local opera style. At age 16, he began playing guitar and joined a band which broadened his musical horizons. After the release of his first album Xian Liang in 2005, Suyang gained popularity from fans and critics alike. Suyang received positive reviews from the Chinese rock magazine Tongsu Gequ, CCTV, and also received several Chinese Music Media Awards. Suyang went on to put on shows at major events like the Beijing Midi Music Festival, the Shanghai World Expo Music Festival, and music festivals in Lijiang, creating an even larger fan base.
Suyang’s music tells a unique story and expresses the simple and sincere style of China’s Northwest folk music. Hailed as "one of the best voices to come out of the region in 20 years”, Suyang will make you feel the extraordinary strength of the Helan Mountains. This new voice of GUINNESS will be playing on May 30 and is not to be missed! « 收起