Puyuma singer wins Album of the Year at 28th Golden Melodies

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-06-25

Indigenous Taiwanese singer Sangpuy Katatepan from the Puyuma tribe, won the biggest award at the

Sangpuy (center) celebrates with his team after his album “Yaangad”, inspired by his Puyuma Tribe roots, won Album of the Year at the Golden Melody Awards on Saturday night. (CNA photo)

28th Golden Melodies on Sunday night. Known for singing the traditional songs of his tribe, Sangpuy’s album “Yaangad” picked up Album of the Year at what’s known as Taiwan’s version of the Grammys, defeating 23 other albums across many different languages.

Sangpuy also won the awards for Best Vocalist–Aboriginal Language and Best Vocal Recording Album.

Meanwhile, veteran rock band Mayday picked up the Best Album in Mandarin and Best Lyricist for “History of Tomorrow.”

Newcomer No Party For Cao Dong, won Best Musical Group, Best New Artist and Song of the Year with their debut album “The Servile.”

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