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Memories And Melodies Linger (13 Nov 2003)

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Reviews the history of Cantonese operas and how they have been gradually been replaced by Cantonese popular songs as Hong Kong's main form of entertainment. Cantonese operas were once the main sources of entertainment for Hong Kong residents. In the 1920s and 1930s, Cantonese opera performances at restaurants were particularly popular. During the period of Japanese rule, it was one of the sole sources of recreation for Hong Kong people. In the 1950s and 1960s, Cantonese popular music appeared and gradually became took the place of Cantonese operas as the major source of entertainment.

Program: 
Echoes Of The Past
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Station: 
RTHK
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