“If his intention was to persuade Western listeners to give the music of a choir from an indigenous group of people from Taiwan a hearing – a big ask – he has succeeded.” – Graham Reid (Elsewhere, NZ)
The Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe is the most internationally renowned group of traditional Paiwan singers. Excelling at a cappella as well as crossover creations that integrate a contemporary music vocabulary, they interpret the polyphonic music of their ancestors with their natural, sentiment-filled voices, which have been descirbed as “heavenly music that allows one to see the mountains and hear the breeze.” A gem of Taiwan thay is highly sought after by otganizers of music festivals and cultural events around the world, they have performed at major events in over 20 countries, such as international Festival of Oriental Music in Estonia, jeonju International Sori Festival in Korea, and Rainforest World Music Fesitbal in Malaysia. In 2019, they hit another milestone in becoming the only Taiwanese group to ever take the main stage at the massive, globally distinguished WOMADelaide and WOMAD New Zealand.
In 2010, their first crossover album, Where the Songs Begin, was nominated for five awards at the 23rd Golden Melody Awards and won the prize for Best Traditional Interpretation Music. In 2013, their album, To and From the Heart, won Best Indigenous Album at the 25th Golden Melody Awards.
Taiwan Indigenous Heavenly Paiwan Singing, Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe Release New Children's Music Album,
Who's singing at vuvu's house?