A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Another Beautiful song by Jiang Hui 江蕙 ( Jody Chiang)..........

The more i listen to the angelic voice of Taiwanese singer Jiang Hui 江蕙 ( Jody Chiang) the more i get to appreciate this genre of Taiwanese music call Tai-pop and sometimes Hokkien pop.
The genre is not the same as Mandarin pop music from Taiwan. However many Mandarin pop singers from Taiwan also cross-over into Taiwanese pop genres as well, and there is increasingly more Mandarin pop influence in Taiwanese pop.


Born to a poor family in rural Taiwan, Jiang Hui struggled to make it to the top. When she was still young, she starting singing to help support her family. She literally sang her way to fame and stardom.

Here is another one of my favorite songs from her called 落雨聲 or the sound of rain..



You Have to Be Patient, one of Jiang Hui song, seemed to tell the story of her life. This was also the first song which catapulted her to fame and made her a household name in Taiwan.
She sang her way to acceptance in the mainstream pop world once dominated by Mandarin song stars. Her landing on the pop charts in Taiwan was unprecedented for someone specializing in Taiwanese songs.
Today she is affectionately called the queen of Taiwanese Music (Minnan songs)

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