So in addition to the news that Cui Jian is finally available in digital form properly and internationally (check iTunes, Spotify and other purveyors of digital sounds streaming and selling), there is more yaogun about to make waves outside of China…
In the hours leading up to Red Rock‘s Toronto launch on SATURDAY MARCH 24 1-4pm at the Gladstone Hotel (and at Facebook, here), herewith, a rundown of the not insubstantial, if we do say so ourselves, recent coverage the book has picked up:
Metro on jWc’s Toronto book launch
An Asia Society interview with jWc reposted on the Atlantic‘s website
An audio interview recorded after a talk to the Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club on Forbes Magazine’s website.
Shanghai Talk on jWc’s Shanghai International Literary Festival appearance.
Bookclub In a Box talks to jWc.
Open Book Toronto on jWc’s workspace in the “At the Desk” column.
The Toronto Standard interviewed jWc.
The Toronto Reference Library blog’s detailed yaogun 101 entry in advance of jWc’s talk there in February.
An account of jWc’s talk at the Toronto Reference Library at Other Peoples Books.
See you at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto-based yaogunners!
Red Rock: The Toronto Launch
Witness the global power of rock ‘n’ roll as three insiders from the front lines of China’s explosive rock music movement talk about the musical phenomenon Yaogun and rock’s impact on the cultural transformation of China. Join music journalist and ALDTV host Al Di as he talks with Nova Heart’s lead singer, Helen Feng and author Jonathan Campbell at the launch of Campbell’s book, Red Rock, The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll. This special afternoon TINARSevent features rare performances by two Beijing bands, Shanren and Nova Heart who appear courtesy of Canadian Music Week. Presented by This Is Not a Reading Series, the Gladstone Hotel, YGTwo Productions and The Toronto Review of Books
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West
Special Afternoon Show Doors open at 1 pm; Event begins at 1:30 pm
Admission is $5 or FREE with purchase of a book
Facebookers: Join the event here
For more info:
Jonathan Campbell at jon AT jonathanWcampbell (dot) com
This Is Not A Reading Series: Anna Withrow awithrow AT rogers (dot) com
Before all this goes down, Campbell will be on a China Tour of Unprecedented Proportions. Details are here, and also here.