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A new exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, titled The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory, and Belonging, will illustrate how a wide range of Chinese music genres during the past 150 years — such as Cantonese opera, Asian American hip-hop, Western classical, Taiwanese pop, and Beijing underground rock — have galvanized Chinese immigrants’ nostalgia, challenging stereotypes and shaping their new identities. Co-curated by Hua Hsu, staff writer at The New Yorker, and MOCA’s curatorial team (Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, and Andrew Rebatta, Associate Curator), a dynamic presentation of event flyers, performance documents, artist notes, music listening stations, as well as magazine and album cover art will highlight the works of over 50 notable artists, including Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang, pop singer Teresa Teng, rapper MC Jin, and the Chinatown singing group, The Fortune Cookies. The showing will premiere on May 2nd and run through September 15th. Free audio guides are available via mobile phone in both Mandarin and Cantonese; plus, MOCA will soon be accepting UnionPay. For more information, go to mocanyc.org.

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