wang renmei

In early 1928, Wang Renmei’s (center) second oldest brother, Wang Renlu, brought Renmei and her third oldest brother, Renyi, to Shanghai. Renlu’s former colleague, Li Jinhui, (another Hunan native who is now considered the “Father of Chinese Pop Music”) had founded the Meimei School in Shanghai. Meimei was a special school for singing and dancing, which became the famous China Song and Dance Troupe, later renamed Bright Moon Song and Dance Troupe. Renmei and Renyi both enrolled at the school, with Renmei focusing on singing and dancing, while her brother studied mandolin. [Wikipedia]