East and West are kinda like freshman roommates. You don't know a lot about each other, but suddenly you're living together in the same room. And each one is scared that the other is gonna steal his shower time or one wants to party when the other one wants to study.
So it's actually extremely high amount of negativity fear and anxiety about China, a xenophobia that I think is not just misinformed but also misleading and ultimately dangerous.
It was like having out of body experience as if I could laugh at that Chinese kid on the playground with all the other Americans because I was one of them. Right? Wrong. On many levels. And I was facing for the first but definitely not the last time. The harsh reality is that I was a minority.
(10:45-11:03)I would soon to discover that by playing music or singing, other kids would be, for a brief moment, forget about my race and colour and accept me and be able to see me for who I truly am: A human being was emotional, spiritual and curious about the world and has a need for love just like everyone else.
(20:53-21:08)World pop is more about breaking and tearing down age old stereotypes, the artificial confines that have kept us apart for way too long. It's a melting pot and it's a mosaic that even when we look up close we'll still see the colours and the flavours of each culture in detail.