Chinese hip-hop in Manchester

 
 

We've reported extensively over the last few months on the rapidly growing business and cultural connections between China and Manchester. Photo credit - Baidu

 

Tizzy T - one of the biggest names in Chinese hip-hop - has made his UK debut in Manchester

 

In the 'MDSK Rush Party' show last week, Tizzy T (pictured above) appeared alongside fellow Modern Sky label artists Kafe Hu and OB03.

The gig was, by all accounts, very well received and represents one of the first forays of Chinese rap and hip-hop into the British market.

As well as attracting China's large population of Chinese students, the show also gave British hip-hop fans the chance to hear one of China's most respected rap artists live for the first time.

We've reported extensively over the last few months on the rapidly growing business and cultural connections between China and Manchester.

Earlier in November, for example, we revealed that direct flights to Beijing from Manchester have provided a massive economic boost to the North of England.

The study, undertaken by experts at Steer Davies Gleave, found that the Hainan Airlines service has been 'acting as a catalyst for growth and resilience in a global connectivity context' since launching in 2016.

The route has enabled a huge growth in both tourism and trade. When it comes to tourism, the report suggests that, in the year following the launch of flights, spending by Chinese tourists in the North of the UK doubled.

In terms of trade, the value of goods exported from the region to China more than doubled, and is now estimated to be worth over £200 million per month.





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