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

Friday, July 30, 2010

The beautiful and talented Faye Wong 王菲............................

The beautiful and talented Faye Wong 王菲 have been one of my favorite Chinese singers, from the mainland.She is believed by critics and fans alike to be one of the most commercially and artistically distinguished singers in Chinese pop music history, with a following so large and devoted that media in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China often call her the goddess or Diva of Asia.
Born in Beijing, People's Republic of China, on August 8 1969 she was originally named Xia Lin adopting her mother's maiden name because the Wong family was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution (her grandfather was a Republic of China congressman when it governed the mainland). At the age of 15, several years after the turmoil ended, her name was changed to Wong Fei.

Here is Faye Wong in her 2001 concert in Japan singing one of my absolutely favorite.....

人間 - 王菲

She often credits her mother, who was a soprano singer,for her musical talent.
The talented singer also acted in several TV shows and films, most memorably in Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express, a role that garnered her international acclaim. She also won the award for "Best Actress" at the 1994 Stockholm Film Festival.

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