• Music is the Universal Language

    by  • February 26, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    What happens when two Chinese college students start lip-syncing to Euro Pop? They become stars of course!


    The pair, Wei Wei and Huang Yixin, were students at Guangzhou Arts Institute when they started recording videos where they lip-synced to songs by the Backstreet Boys and other pop musicians five years ago. Known as the Back Dorm Boys, they gained internet fame, as well as stardom in China.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.