Accidental Chinese Hipsters

So ironic, it’s not.

By Alison Kuo
June 27, 2012 | , , ,

These guys are the essence of what’s amazing about Columbus Park in New York City’s Chinatown, a place where old people congregate to jam Peking Opera. Jam hard, too. Their music is not for wimps. It is loud, percussive, and strange, full of high-pitched wailing and gender swapping, and sometimes you have to take your shirt off to do it.

Photo by Michael Gratz.


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Alison Kuo runs the blog Accidental Chinese Hipsters from her bedroom/art studio in Brooklyn. A native Texan with a Chinese father, she grew up highly valuing the perfect char siu bao.

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  1. Yes. Is that a banjo? No matter. Just: yes.

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