A selection of music to get you in the spirit of 1930's Shanghai, or its more modern reincarnation.
Shanghai also has a wide array of live music venues and festivals popular with expats.
Their style combines Eastern melodies and rhythms with Western symphonic rock and classical music.
The Original Shanghai Divas Collection
Ian Widgery (2003)
This album takes top Chinese pop stars from the 20s and 30s and remixes them with up-tempo grooves and laid-back beats.
Fragrance of Night
Li Xianglan (2003)
This album combines famous anthems from 1930s Shanghai with 16 other tracks.
Carsick cars are a Chinese indie band founded in 2005 from Beijing. Having toured China, they have a strong following overseas, and are part of the new wave of music coming out of China.
Led by energetic frontwoman ZO, Hedgehog have a huge following due to their lively shows.
Shoegaze rockers The Gar came onto the scene a few years ago with their atmospheric music popular with young Shanghainese.
This album by Mongolian Rockers includes the unusual sound of traditional throat singing, popular on the world music scene.