Monday, March 20, 2017

The Uighur pop singer trying to build bridges

BBC - 17 March 2017

Xinjiang in China's far west is home to 10 million people from the Uighur minority. Most Uighurs are Muslim, and many complain of discrimination and marginalisation.
Uighur pop singer Ablajan Awut Ayup, or "AJ", is a local sensation, who says he wants to bridge the cultural gap by appealing to both China's majority Han and Uighur audiences.