10/19(SAT.) 21:10 Paudull, Wu Hao-en, & Nanwan Sisters｜Taiwan
The Puyuma tribe village of Nanwang is known far and wide for producing outstanding vocalists. They are a tightly knit family unit with amazing talent. This performance, consisting of Paudull, Wu Hao-en, and Nanwan Sisters, will allow the audience a taste of jiege, a form of singing common to Taiwan’s indigenous villages in which singers sing one after another, kind of like a relay. In a very impromptu style, anyone can start singing, and anyone can begin the next part of the song. In addition to being an amazing display of tacit understanding among performers and exceptional skill, it produces a relaxing, joyful atmosphere akin to the easy, natural feel of life in an indigenous village.
All it takes is one guitar for participants to sing till dawn. If someone starts up, someone else will always take up the baton at the right time. All kinds of emotions and styles come into play one right after another, affecting the singers and the audience. You are sure to enjoy our recreation of this centuries-old form of joyful celebration.
This legend from Taiwan’s east coast who is a retired police officer gained a name for himself in beating out a number of well-known singers to win Best Mandarin Male Singer at the Golden Melody Awards in 2000. His natural voice, minstrel-like guitar style, clever use of ambient sound, impromptu style, and inclusion of dialogue are his most notable traits.
From the Puyuma tribe in Taitung, he has a simple yet refined voice that is capable of surprising bursts of power. In 2006, he won Best Vocal Collaboration at the Golden Melody Awards for his work with female vocalist Jiajia on the album Blue in Love. He later worked with Grammy Award-winner Daniel Ho on the album Legends of Passage, which won Best Indigenous Album at the 27th Golden Melody Awards.
From the Puyuma tribe village of Nanwang in Taitung, three women who call themselves “middle-aged beauties” were discovered with the help of Paudull. Their singing is hailed as “so sweet that they attract ants” and “as pleasant as caramel, nectar, and spring water.” In 2008, they released their first album, Nanwan Sisters.