Ed­i­to­rial

That's China - - Editorial -

Mu­sic mat­ters. It re­ally does. A good tune can make even the most stone-hearted weep, and a good beat can make the stiffest amongst us shake their money mak­ers and break free of their in­hi­bi­tions. Sim­i­larly, mu­sic can act as a kind of mem­ory lib­er­a­tor - and old folks seem­ingly all but lost to Alzheimer’s mo­men­tar­ily come alive when they hear a long-for­got­ten song from their salad days. Mu­sic is pri­mal. It’s in­te­gral. Hell, it’s vi­tal. And in Hangzhou, mu­sic is be­ing made and happening all over the place - mu­sic that is mod­ern, clas­si­cal, ex­per­i­men­tal, un­de­fined. It’s this creative, free­wheel­ing spirit that is cel­e­brated in this spe­cial mu­sic-themed edi­tion of that's. Venues. Singers. DJs. Op­eras. It's all here folks, so read on to learn more about what’s go­ing on on the stages and in the stu­dios of this great city of ours. Mu­sic aside, we also bring you a spe­cial fea­ture on Kara­may this month, an iso­lated north-west­ern city that hosted the re­cent The Re­nais­sance: Silk Road Eco­nomic Belt (2016) Xin­jiang Kara­may Fo­rum, a sum­mit that un­der­lined the im­por­tance of not only China’s Xin­jiang Uyghur Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion, but of the re-emerg­ing Silk Road trial to boot. Stuffed with all our reg­u­lar fea­tures, news and reviews, this month's mag will hope­fully be as sooth­ing and as rock­ing as your favourite hit record. And, if a magazine came with a vol­ume dial, I’d rec­om­mend you turn this baby up to 11. Please get in touch with any­thing you think may pique our in­ter­est and rouse our at­ten­tion. You can reach me at ed­i­to­rial.thatschina@gmail.com.

David W. Kay Man­ag­ing Editor

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