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Live at the Forbidden City by Dennis Rea
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Aug 08, 12

bookshelves: artists, asian, biography, music, nonfiction
Read in January, 2007

First off, I have to say that I know the author. He describes his experiences with traveling in China and playing music there during the 1980 and early 90s. Dennis is a terrific writer with a dry sense of humor, and this book, while possibly appealing to a relatively small audience of musicians and/or Chinaphiles, is a good read. I especially appreciated the description of the riots that happened in Chengdu, where he was living, at the same time as the events at Tianneman Square.
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