Bright Moonlight Song and Dance Troupe
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Bright Moonlight Song and Dance Troupe (明月歌舞团) was a group founded by Li Jinhui from late 1920s to 1930s. It is also referred to as "Bright Moon Song and Dance Troupe".
During the Chinese popular music boom era in the early 1930s, Shanghai had a large number of troupes, or music groups, competing for radio broadcasts and other entertainment slots. These groups were mostly comprised of sing song girls.
It would integrate with Lianhua Film Company in 1931 as the first Chinese popular music group of any sort to become part of the movie industry. The company would later prove to be instrumental in the rise of the first generation of shidaiqu music.
- ↑ Jones. Andrew F. (2001). Yellow Music - CL: Media Culture and Colonial Modernity in the Chinese Jazz Age. Duke University Press. ISBN 0822326949