One of the headliners for the drum concert in Jhubei was A-Lin, or 阿玲, a female Taiwanese singer of aboriginal decent who is gaining popularity. I was able to get quite close even though I was sandwiched in by adoring fans. Most of these are ranging from ISO 1600 to 3200 due to the dramatic darker lighting styles used.
Before I post the photos, here is a music video of hers. I’m not especially into Taiwanese pop (though I do have a soft spot for Crowd Liu) though it works wonders when learning the language.
This is the final post regarding the New Year’s Eve concert from over a week ago, and the final performer didn’t disappoint. Going on after midnight, 盧廣仲 or Liu Guang Zhong, played a great set that kept me around in the cold. He is becoming more popular and is set apart from the regular “pop” acts as a quirky singer-songwriter who has pretty impressive guitar skills.
One of his most entertaining songs was “Oh Yeah,” a song I knew at least a few words to :) Here is the music video:
The second-to-last post regarding the NYE Concert includes some photos of 丁噹, or Ding Dang. She’s pretty famous for her song “我愛他” translated as “Wo Ai Ta” – or “I love him,” which from what I gather from the video is about a woman still in love with a guy who she thinks cheats on her… but is really a secret agent – pretty basic Taiwanese pop-music material :)
(NOTE: my girlfriend helped me with that meaning – I don’t put that much thought into this even if the songs are catchy ;) )
Music video below along with photos. She was near the end and played with Magic Power for a song before she took the stage completely.
I’m posting on a Saturday just to get pictures up as I’ll be expecting to be taking a LOT more this weekend. On top of this, I still have a few hundred backlogged that still need processing as well.
This is another band from New Year’s Eve – called Magic Power, or 魔幻力量. It’s kind of a mix between some pop/hip-hop/rock and even with the peculiar name, they were pretty good and very popular, appearing near the end of the show.
I am now using decluttr.com to link to images. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Music video of “Who Am I” (我是誰) to start things off.
林育羣, or Lin Yuchun, has skyrocketed to fame in Taiwan and the US after being recognized as “Taiwan’s Susan Boyle” during the Taiwanese version of American Idol. He was the only one I recognized by sight/sound and as you can see, he has a pretty impressive voice. I’ll post the video first, from “One Million Star” (超級星光大道) – the TV show that he appeared on which bridged his trip to stardom (and American TV talk shows) within a very short amount of time.