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Rocker Cui Jian says his music hasn't changed but China has

China's godfather of rock Cui Jian says his music hasn't changed but understanding of it might

Rocker Cui Jian says his music hasn't changed but China has

BEIJING (AP) -- China's godfather of rock Cui Jian says his basic message of personal freedom hasn't changed on his new album, even if the world around him has.

The rocker fell out of favor with the government after he sided with demonstrating students during the 1989 Tiananmen protests. He said Tuesday the messages in his songs today may not be different "but the way that you understand could be different" because of the changes in China.

Now Chinese have money, but at the same time there are limits on how freely you can talk.

His new album "Frozen Light" is his first in 11 years.

His manager says it has been released in 119 countries, including the U.S. and Japan.


Updated : 2021-07-25 02:50 GMT+08:00