[CD] To & From The Heart - Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe & Daniel Ho

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[CD] To & From The Heart - Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe & Daniel Ho

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DISC I: Genre-Crossing Music (12 tracks)
DISC 2: Ancient Melodies Sung A Cappella (14 tracks)

56-page paperback booklet of liner notes in a sturdy, full color package

Best Aboriginal Music Album Golden Melody Award Winner (Taiwan National Music Awards)

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Taiwu Children's Ancient Ballads Troupe is from the indigenous Paiwan tribe of Taiwan. The tribe doesn't have written words. The Paiwan tribe's ancient tales, rituals, social structure, and cultural lifestyle have all been illustrated in the songs.  When this group performed on the Japanese NHK network television program "Amazing Voice" the Taiwu Children's Ancient Ballads Troupe was voted as one of the world's top five performance groups by the audience.  They have toured Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Germany.

DISC 1: Genre-Crossing Music

  1. Quniyu (Commitment)
  2. Quina Naluwan (Thoughts So Lonely)
  3. Lulimai (Drizzle on the Mountains)
  4. Sine Venga (A Dance Full of Memories)
  5. Qai Qai (Lovesickness)
  6. Senay Na Kakeriyan (Children’s Song Medley)
  7. Lalu Ulu Medan (Bitter Life)
  8. Yuqai (Ode To Mothers)
  9. Le Luyi (Thinking Back On Old Times)
  10. Pu Aliu (Saying Goodbye)
  11. Lja Lje Saiyi (Fate of a Poor Boy)
  12. Kizeliulan (Pursuit of Love in the Fields)
Golden Melody Award Winner

Golden Melody Award Winner

DISC 2: Ancient Melodies Sung A Cappella

  1. Qai Qai (Lovesickness)
  2. Le Luyi (Thinking Back On Old Times)
  3. Lelu Ulu Medan (Bitter Life)
  4. Sine Venga (A Dance Full of Memories)
  5. Lja Lje Saiyi (Fate of a Poor Boy)
  6. Lulimai (Drizzle on the Mountains)
  7. Quniyu (Commitment)
  8. Quina Naluwan (Thoughts So Lonely)
  9. Kizeliulan (Pursuit of Love in the Fields)
  10. Yuqai (Ode to Mothers)
  11. Pu Aliu (Saying Goodbye)
  12. Semubu (Let’s Count!)
  13. Qu Zinganga (My Pet)
  14. Pa Lju Lju Gna (A Song for Vuvu)

Liner Notes - EXTENSIVE BOOKLET STYLE liner notes measure approx. 5” x 7”

Liner notes are in English and Chinese and include

  • cultural and musical background on each song
  • insights on the writing and arranging process by Daniel Ho
  • insights on recording indigenous music by Wu Judy Chin-tai
    ...and more

 

Vocal Performance: Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe
Lin Xue-er; Zhu Yao-jun, Xu Nien-ting, Xu Sheng-mei, Chen Sheng-tsi, Xu Nien-zhong, Yin Yu-wen, Chen Xin-ci, Gao Wei-xin, Gong Pin-fang, Ji Jing, Liu Yi-xin, Bai Mei-qi, Yim Hao-jie  Conductor: Camake Valaule
Piano, Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Musical Arrangement: Daniel Ho
Pipa: Wu Man
Percussion: Randy Drake

Traditional Songs of Paiwan Tribe Lyrics rewritten by Camake Valaule (Track 2, 3, 9, 11)

Producers: Daniel Ho & We Judy Chin-tai
Recording Engineer for Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe: Zheng Xian-cong and Wu Judy Chin-tai
Recording Engineer for instruments, Mixing and Mastering: Daniel Ho
Product Supervisor: Yang Chin-tsung
Planning Director: Yu Su-ying
Project Executive: Yu Su-ying and Huang Pei-ti
Chinese Liner Notes: Camake VAlaule, Yu Su-ying and Huang Pei-ti
Chinese Liner Notes Translated by Matthew Mueller
English Liner Notes: Lydia Miyashiro-Ho
Engine Edited by Wu Suan Su-chen
Photography by Han Shen-zhi, Zheng Xiang-cong
Graphic Design: Cheng Szu-wei and Huang Hui-chen
Graphic Design Assistant: Tsai Min-yu

Daniel Ho endorses YAMAHA guitars and KoAloha ‘ukuleles

Release date: August 29, 2013