Lawyer, acoustic singer, indigenous cousins win song competition

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/25
By: William Yen

​Suyu (林忠培, left), Vulu (呂傑, second left), Chen Yen-chu (陳彥竹, second right), and Su Ming-yuan (蘇明淵, right)

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) A lawyer, an acoustic singer, and an indigenous boy band won in their respective categories in the finals of an annual songwriting competition that promotes Taiwan's native languages on Saturday.

A total of 30 musical works, 10 for each division, were chosen from 215 competing pieces to enter the finals of the 2019 Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest, which is now in its 16th year, according to the Ministry of Culture (MOC).

In the Hokkien division, 49-year-old Su Ming-yuan (蘇明淵), who is a lawyer by profession and was competing in competition for the first time, outshined nine other performances, including hip hop, rock, and soul versions of the most widely spoken dialect in Taiwan other than Mandarin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.