And as he performed, I looked around the audience, and I saw their faces and the look in their eyes and their responsiveness to his music, and it was clear to me finally where the problem lay.
It wasn't that the music that was lacking, it was my ability to appreciate it and to hear it in the right way.
The crowd, they would sing along and be totally immersed in his music.
And I had this epiphany, that I was missing the point.
And from now on, I was going to somehow learn how to get it.
I was gonna learn how to hear with local ears, and I deconstructed and analysed what it was, that made Chinese audiences connect with certain types of melodies and rhythms, and song structures, and lyrics, and that's what I've been doing for the past almost twenty years.
And it took me a long time and I am still learning, but at some point, I not only began to be able to appreciate the music but I started being able to contribute to it and create my own fresh spins on the tried-and-true.
And I think this happens to everyone, really, who is on the outside looking in, it always looks strange.
If you looked at things from your perspective, you're always going to think that these people are weirdos, what's wrong with them, why are they listening to these stuff?
And I'm saying that you can make an effort and get , it can be done, and I'm living proof of that.
And as an ambassador of Chinese pop, I'm trying to get people to open up to a sound that they may not feel is palatable at the first listen.
So what else can we do to reduce this imbalance in our popular cultures?
Well, maybe give a talk at the Oxford Union. Tour more outside of China?
But seriously, actually I think the tides have already started to change, very slowly, very cautiously, almost calculatingly. You see more cross-cultural exchange now.
More interest in China, definitely a lot of joint ventures, a lot of co-productions in recent years.
王力宏（Leehom Wang），1976年5月17日出生于美国纽约，籍贯浙江义乌。华语流行男歌手、音乐制作人、演员、导演。其通晓英语、中文、法语、日语，略通韩语、粤语、客家语和闽南语。他不但会演奏多种乐器，还担当自己大部分作品的制作人。从《龙的传人》中融合DJ电子乐节奏嘻哈。辑《公转自转》跨出台湾，并成为金曲奖冠军，2004年发行Chinked-out专辑《心中的日月》，2005年发行Chinked-out第二辑《盖世英雄》，2008年发行专辑《心跳》。 两次获得金曲奖，四次参加央视春节联欢晚会演出。
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2.try to 设法
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3.listen to 听
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