2020 GOLDEN MELODY/Indigenous singer Abao biggest winner at Golden Melody Awards

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/04/2020
By: William Yen

​Singer Abao (in pink) with her parents by her side when receiving album of the year award. Photo courtesy of Taiwan Television Enterprise

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Indigenous Taiwanese singer Abao's "Kinakaian" ("Mother Tongue") emerged as the biggest winner at the 31st Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday.

"Kinakaian" won Album of the Year, Best Indigenous Language Album, and the track "Thank You" clinched Song of the Year at the awards ceremony held at Taipei Music Center.

The jury commended the album, saying that the unique performance of Abao, whose full name is Aljenljeng Tjaluvie, transcended the language barrier.

"I want to tell all Indigenous people: don't waste your talent but also don't rely just on your talent," the 39-year-old singer said in her acceptance speech.    [FULL  STORY]

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