Quite some time has passed since our last newsletter and while we had been busy working on the Midi Festival 2013 pages, we also took another step closer towards our aim of covering the complete history of Chinese music. In short, what happened:
- The Song Category got reworked, adding new search power for instruments used in songs and for genres of songs. Even though at this moment there are 138 individual songs documented, we have increased the semantic cross-referencing to make this category more useful. So in addition to the new search functions, Songs are now also appearing on the ARTIST page of the original performer and if a song is included in a RECORD this is shown on the song page as well. This might be more valid for modern artists and songs, but this will also be useful for modern re-enactments of traditional songs.
- Further history articles have been started (and are waiting to be filled): Five Dynasties, History of Cantopop, History of Shidaiqu and History of Music during the People’s Republic of China.
- The recent music timeline of Xi’an got updated to reflect the demolition of music venues around the South Gate at the beginning of this year.
- A new short link page for quick contributions to the wiki has been set up and put online.