is a Special Administrative Region
of the China
. It was formerly a colony
, which left a legacy of linguistic and other cultural elements. The music is called Macanese music, a mixture of Chinese
and Portuguese music (especially fado
). Musical institutions in the city include the Macau Orchestra
and the Macau Conservatory
, which has played an important role in music education in the area since its foundation in 1991
. The Macao International Music Festival
is an important annual event.
One of the most important Chinese musicians, Xian Xinghai, was born in Macau.
The pop music in Macau is still in an early period. However, the boy band Soler has gone to Hong Kong develop their music career.Indie Bands
Special Force - awarded the Champion in Carlsberg music festival 1991.
Dr. - released their debut album OD in 2003 although they've been act as the main alternative music pioneer for several years.