Tai Siao-chun 戴曉君

【島嶼舞台】10/23.SUN. 15:00~16:00

來自屏東縣牡丹鄉石門部落的排灣族創作歌手,有著紮實的演唱功力,渾厚又不失溫暖的嗓音,豐厚而獨特的人生歷練,使她的創作曲有著一聽就能感受到獨特魅力。

從大學時代的都市生活、唱著年輕世代的金屬搖滾風格,到回鄉後擔任代課教師,以音樂和孩子交流相處,接著因緣際會加入恆春民謠團隊,在陪伴老人家彈唱之下,不僅激發出新的創作火花,也找回對音樂的初心,漸漸轉變了創作風格。「在部落,有太多像我一樣喜歡唱歌的孩子,我不斷思考自己回部落的理由,是否能透過音樂回去,用創作重新認識並詮釋我的家鄉。」於是,她與部落一群有著音樂夢想的青年,成立「MAQATI音樂工作團隊」(“maqati”為排灣族語「可以」之意),在每年農曆春節之際舉辦音樂傳承祭,參與者從5歲到80歲,透過這個舞台記錄每個人的成長,也凝聚部落的向心力。

幾年後戴曉君在2011年「台灣原創流行音樂大獎-原住民語組」,一鳴驚人地獲得了首獎榮譽,獲獎歌曲〈音樂成年禮〉寫的正是「MAQATI」的故事。為了不讓一時的名氣淹沒自我,戴曉君毅然決然遠赴澳洲打工渡假。在那年流浪異地與街頭演唱的日子,思考了音樂的意義、思索了創作的本質,也思念了家鄉的人事,於是在八八風災後寫下的〈悲傷彩布〉一曲,再度獲得2014年原創流行音樂大獎的首獎榮耀。

爆發力十足的嗓音已不足為奇,在戴曉君渾厚的聲音背後,還能嗅到細緻的溫暖,與一股堅定的力量。她的創作,保有傳統曲調的架構,透著新世代的音樂語言,總能從那時而低沉、時而高亢的歌聲,聽到濃濃的情感,有時帶著一些天然的樂觀。「從音樂找到一條回家的路」,戴曉君仍走這條美好的路上。

重要經歷
2010年 「恆春國際民謠大賽」創意組全國冠軍
2011年 「原創流行音樂大獎」原住民語組首獎
2012年 參與嚴詠能專輯錄音,於第23屆金曲獎入圍最佳台語專輯獎
2012年 參與恆春民謠促進會「聽咱的囝仔在唱歌」專輯手鼓錄音
入圍第24屆金曲獎傳統暨藝術音樂類「最佳兒童音樂專輯獎」
2012年 遠赴澳洲走訪各大城市街頭走唱一年
2013年 「恆春國際民謠大賽」創意組全國冠軍
2014年 受邀北美地區「台灣傳統週」巡迴演出
2014年 「原創流行音樂大獎」原住民語組首獎
2014年 高雄市文化局《南面而歌》新世代台語歌創作大賽入選專輯獎

Tai Siao-chun

2011 and 2014 Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest Winner for Indigenous Language Category
A refined warmth combined with resolute power can be heard in Tai Siao-chun’s simple voice. Her work maintains the structure of traditional songs while shining with the musical language of the new generation. In her voice that is at times low, at times resounding, a strong sentiment gives off a bit of natural optimism.

“There are a lot of kids in the village who love to sing. After thinking for a long time about my reasons for going back, I wondered if I might do so through music, and I wondered if I could reacquaint myself with my village through music and interpretation.” As a result, she teamed up with young kids with musical dreams and founded the Maqudi Music Group (“maqudi” means “to be able” in the Paiwan tribe language). During a music festival held every year on the third day of the Lunar New Year, a stage set up by the Maqudi Music Group allows people from ages 5 to 80 to perform, bringing the village together as one.

At the 2011 Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest (Indigenous Language Category), Tai Siao-chun surprised all by winning with her song “Musical Rite of Passage”, which is about the story of Maqudi. So as to not allow the ensuing burst of fame to drown out her true self, she decided to go to Australia for a working holiday. During a year of wandering there and doing street performances, she thought about the meaning of music and the essence of musical creation, all the while missing the people and things of her hometown. After Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan, she wrote “Lament of Colored Cloth”, which again won her first prize at the 2014 Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest.

“Finding a path home through music.” Tai Siao-chun is still walking a beautiful road.