Looking Back (moon lute)

from by Jen Shyu

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Everyone loves Hengchun folk song
The whole province over know these famous songs
Mr. Chen Da* handed them down to me
Let us hand down this music from generation to generation

*Chen Da was a renowned narrator and singer, defining Hengchun folk music. Born in 1905, 1/4 indigenous Taiwanese descent, he was a true virtuoso on the moon lute and a genius improviser with lyrics. He died tragically in 1981 from being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

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from Inner Chapters, track released August 17, 2010
Jen Shyu, vocals & moon lute; Chen Ying, lyrics

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Jen Shyu New York

NEW 2015 ALBUM on Pi! pirecordings.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-and-cries-of-the-world: Experimental vocalist,composer,multi-instrumentalist,dancer,Doris Duke Impact Awardee,Fulbright scholar, having worked w/ Steve Coleman & Anthony Braxton, Shyu has produced 6 albums,becoming the 1st female+ vocalist leader on Pi. She is currently touring "Solo Rites: Seven Breaths,"dir. by Garin Nugroho. ... more

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  • Dec 07
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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