Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Music for leadership

A few years ago, Vladimir Putin was "honored" with a pop song ("I want a man like Putin") extolling his virtues as a political leader. Now, the Chinese president is getting a similar "honor."
I Want a Man Like Putin (2010)


Musical Ode to Xi Jinping and His Wife Goes Viral
A musical homage to President Xi Jinping of China and his wife, Peng Liyuan, has circulated widely online in recent days, a sign of how the public face of Chinese leadership has changed since Mr. Xi took office two years ago.

The song, “Xi Dada Loves Peng Mama,” was created by a group of musicians in the central province of Henan…

“This song fermented for a long time, but it was created in almost one breath,” the lyricist, Song Zhigang told the newspaper. “It’s an expression of my true inner feelings.”…


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