Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tuesday Odds And Ends

The Gazette opened its inbox today to find multiple emails about the 'Chinese turbo-folk star' making waves on the Banja Luka nightclub scene. According to the Hina report in Večernji list, Chi Xsiao Yin moved to the city with her parents in 2001 and has since been 'throw[ing] the audience into a trance with the hits of Lepa Brena and Ceca Ražnatović' under the stage name of Ćin-Ćin.

I'm undecided whether or not this is a fair swap for a planned Chinese TV remake of the cult Partisan movie Valter brani Sarajevo (Walter defends Sarajevo)...

Meanwhile, on a not dissimilar theme, Henry Jenkins reports from Poland on a brief encounter with Polish reggae.

And it's an early buon Natale from the Burekeaters, who have put up a Christmas tree of which Walter would certainly approve.

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At 8:38 pm, December 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chinese love Balkans, it seems!

At 12:51 pm, December 23, 2006, Blogger cicciosax said...

Ehy zdravo, nice to meet you! We wish you merry christmas!

At 3:17 am, December 31, 2006, Blogger Yakima_Gulag said...

There is a tie, the Communist thing, and then a lot of Chinese wound up in Belgrade, and in fact Chinese began showing up in Sarajevo in 1999 in numbers, they sold stuff on the sidewalk and the police ran them in for that, so they opened little shops and sell cheap underwear and soap. They seem to like it in BiH. There's even a Chinese restaraunt in Sarajevo.

At 11:47 am, January 01, 2007, Blogger Catherine said...

Handful of Chinese restaurants in Belgrade too, I guess for the same reason - and the nearest thing there to an authentic English dining experience :)


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