The Oriental riffalso known as the East Asian riffis a musical riff or phrase that has often been used in Western culture as a trope or stereotype of orientalism to represent the idea of Mainland ChinaJapanKoreaTaiwan or a generic East Asian theme. It has also been used to represent generic Southeast Asian themes like those from ThailandVietnamand Myanmar. The riff is sometimes accompanied by the sound of a gong.
There's still plenty of work to be done when it comes to representation of Asian musicians in the industry. While the genre of K-Pop has become mega popular as of late with groups such as BTS continuing to make headlines. While there still aren't too many Asian musicians taking over the radio a number of singers, bands, and more are out there making a name for themselves.
Asian Americans protested Wednesday night outside a concert in Maryland, criticizing California rap artist YG for a song whose lyrics talk about burglarizing homes in Chinese neighborhoods. Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don't believe in bank accounts. The music video shows two armed men, with bandanas partially covering their faces, entering a house as the camera pans over to a framed photo of an Asian-American family of four.
However, they struggled to produce another certified hit for years after. Fed up with the US music industry and executives who told them they were too difficult to market, Far East Movement considered quitting their career as artists. But then, ironically — and like many other Asian-American artists making pop music today — they went to Asia, and it changed their outlook on the music business forever.
What makes a new artist cut through the white noise in music today? With a steady barrage of new music flooding the airwaves every day, it takes a special catalyst to transcend beyond anonymity. Shivam is a 20 year old British Asian singer, song-writer and producer.
Today in horrible people doing horrible things: Day Above Ground released a song called "Asian Girlz," and it's about as bad way worse than you could possibly imagine. Judging by the reactions"Asian Girlz" is either the most racist thing ever or just the most racist thing you'll see all day. Here's what happens in the music video: The band is trapped in a bird cage while an Asian model strips out of a prim outfit to reveal lingerie and tattoos, while said band sings about things like fried rice and "buttf--king all night.
I ate here with my daughter and she said it was the best sushi she has had! Large portions, good value, excellent service. It's hard to believe you can find a decent Chinese okay, Asian restaurant in Harbor Country, land of burgers and pizza.
Kristiana Parn hide caption. The album is the creation of Elena Moon Park. She's spent six years playing family music with Dan Zaneswho has a fanatically devoted following among the smaller set.
We've been counting down PopAsia's Top songs of the year since Friday and now we have the final top 50 for you. Don't forget to check out songs here. Check out the list and tell us where your faves came in and revel in what a year has been for Asian pop! Charisma is key to this dance-pop gem, it's also the crux of Wanna One's success.