F For : Hong Kong Protest Music Zine is a not-for-profit publication project that chronicles the 2019-2020 Hong Kong democratic movement through the music made throughout the protests.
Popular music in Hong Kong is often criticised for being too commercial and lacking in diversity. However, the protest movement has breathed new life into the local music scene. Many amateur and professional musicians alike have made music of different genres to respond to the movement, providing an authentic local perspective to understand the dynamics and nuances of the series of events.
Music has also taken a more political role and become a means to protest. We have witnessed the power of music, be it through performing spectacular singalongs at shopping malls, singing hymns at the police forces, or playing drums at the scenes of protest.
Seeing the extraordinary power of music in the movement, we believe it is of utmost importance that all these musical utterances would not only be well-documented but also receive the recognition and respect they deserve. This is why F For : Hong Kong Protest Music Zine - a series of three books that collects the protest music made during the movement - deserves your support and attention.
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