Wild Fire Music Introduction

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Beautiful Haiyan

Haiyan – A beautiful word, an exclamation full of longing, a lyric ripe with meaning.

About Wild Fire Music

Taiwan, an island country, has a vitality which comes from the influx of many different peoples whose vibrant cultures have come together. We’ve heard that the aborigines who first arrived on the island from across the seas, continue to sing their songs with voices that fill the valleys and transverse the waters, withstanding two subsequent waves of immigration. We’ve also heard the music of the Chinese who arrived from across the straits, with voices that transverse the planes—bringing music that represents the vitality of the earth.

Their voices speak of the land—of the beautiful rice seedlings and expansive mountain ranges. Our warriors sing hunting songs in the mountains. The women of our tribe have already constructed a victory arch, and are waiting to put flowers garlands on the warrior’s heads. We will forever have rice, laughter and the sounds of our folk songs.

Wild Fire Music, Taiwan

Accompanying a group of people who grew up singing folk songs was a journey along the path of culture and music. Their voices are like an undying fire, which only grows stronger in the spring wind. They’ve brought their robust voices from the mountains to the plains, singing for the people who have come to inhabit this land. They’ve brought their music with them across the ocean to sing in an even more distant place, using their musical voices to tell people of different cultures and ethnicities:

“I’m an aborigine from Taiwan, and I’m singing my own music. We have a rich, multi-faceted culture, and we come from aboriginal tribes with beautiful, resonant voices. The ocean is our background music, and we are a group of people that simply loves to sing.”

The music of Taiwan’s aborigines is an important starting point in the realm of World Music. In fact, there are already large numbers of people on the world music stage who are raving about these forms of music from Taiwan. The purpose of the Wild Fire Concert Series was to create a true form of World Music that is uniquely Taiwanese. Through the music that they have created, Taiwan’s aborigines can realize their own cultural ideals. Together they sing the songs, thereby planting new seeds which grow into plants that spread even more seeds. Through this process, the entire world can hear the music and voices of Taiwan’s aborigines.


Awards & Achievements

2005 Kimbo, In a Flash

★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan-Best Song of the Year, Best Lyricist
★Chinese Music Media Awards, China-Best Male Singer, Best Folk Artist

2006 Beautiful Haiyan

★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan-Best Aboriginal Album
★Top 10 Songs of the Year, Taiwan
★Chinese Music Media Awards, China-Best New Age Album

2007 Spring Spirit of the Tsou

★Chinese Music Media Awards, China-Best New Age/ Ethnic Music Artist

2008 Salute! Sing our own song

★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan-Jury Award

2010 Basibutbut‧Bunun

★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan-Best Aboriginal Album 2011 Village in the Mist –Sounds of the Earth
★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan-Best Traditional Interpretation Music

2011 Yonlon, Come Rain or Shine

★Chinese Music Awards, China-Best New Artist 2011 Gelresai. Try It On If You Like
★Chinese Music Awards, China-Best New Artist Nominee 2011 Beautiful Haiyan – On the Way
★Chinese Music Awards, China-Best Compilation Album

2012 The Quest ( 2 CD + 1 DVD )

★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan-Best Album Producer Nominee
★Golden Indie Music Awards, Taiwan-Jury Prize
★Chinese Music Awards, China-Best Original Soundtrack of the Year, Best Cover Design of the Year

2013 Yonlon, Coastline

★Golden Melody Award, Taiwan -3 Nominees: Best Lyricist, Best Composer, Best Song of the Year
★Chinese Music Awards, China -3 Nominees: Best Album of the Year, Best Mandarin Male Singer, Best Song of the Year
★AMP Awards, Taiwan -2 Nominees: Best Album of the Year, Best Song of the Year

2013 Li Tzu-heng, All the Way Home

★AMP Awards, Taiwan-Roots Award
★Chinese Music Awards, China -7 Nominees: Best Folk Artist of the Year, Best Mandarin Song, Jury Prize, Best Lyricist of the Year, Best Recorder, Best Recording Engineer of the Year, Best Music Video of the Year, Best Producer of the Year
★Golden Indie Music Awards, Taiwan-Best Folk Album, Best Folk Song

2013 Beautiful Hakka

★ Chinese Music Awards, China 2 Nominees: Best Compilation Album, Best Dialect Album

2015 Yonlon, Grain of Sand

★Chinese Music Media Awards, China-Jury Prize Nominee
★Chinese Music Awards, China -4 Nominees: Best Male Singer, Best Lyricist, Best Composer, Best Music Video
★Fresh Music Top 25 Single, Singapore 2015 Li Te-yun, View on Life Vol. 01
★Chinese Music Awards, China -4 Nominees: Best New Artist, Best Singer-songwriter, Best Recording Engineer, Jury Prize
★Fresh Music Top 25 Albums, Singapore

 

International Performance Experiences

2002 Shizuoka Music Festival, Japan-Taiwan Series
2003-2005 Tours in Europe, America, Australia, Southeast Asia & Japan
2004 Fukuoka Music Festival, Japan-Taiwan Series
2004 David Darling & Bunun Singers’ England Tour: London, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton, Kendal & Salisbury (Whole series interviewed and filmed by BBC.)
2005 Visit “WOMEX – World Music Expo” in New Castle, England
2006 Guest performer of the Chinese Media Music Award in Guangzhou, China
2006 Performer & program designer of “Reunion” Folk Song Concert at the Esplanade Theatres, Singapore
2006 Performer & program designer of the Olympic Songfest at Shanghai Stadium, China
2006 Performer of the TaiwanFest, Canada
2006 Guest performer of the Chinese Media Music Award in Guangzhou, China
2006 Kimbo “Rice Spikes against the Wind” China Tour: Beijing & Guangzhou
2007 “Sing Our Own Songs” China Tour: Beijing, Guangzhou & Shenzhen
2007 “My Taiwan Folk Songs” Lecture Beijing Tour: Tsinghua University, Fudan University
2008 Music performer & program designer of the Taipei delegation attending “Hi Seoul” Festival, Korea
2008 Performer of the AESIEAP Opening Concert, Macao
2009 Produce “Beautiful Haiyan” Concert at Hong Kong City Hall
2009 Producer of the Geely University Song in Sanya, China
2011 Performer of the theme song of “All Together: Cross-strait Internet Art & Literature Competition” on its opening ceremony concert in Beijing, China
2011 The Bunun Singers perform Pasibutbut on the “Cross-Strait Youth” concert in Xiamen, China
2011 Guest performer of the Chinese Music Award ceremony in Guangzhou, China
2011 “Taiwan Folk Song Youth Forum” & “Time and the Mountains” Folk Song Concerts in Guangzhou, China
2011 “Beautiful Haiyan” Concert in the International Horticultural Exposition in Xian, China
2012 Invited performer of the TaiwanFest in Toronto & Vancouver, Canada
2012 Young Dream Inspiration Music Festival, including concerts and lectures in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Xiamen & Guangzhou, China
2012 Music lecture “Where Does the Taiwan Folk Songs Come From?” by Ma Shih-fang & Li Tzu-heng, at MoCA Shanghai, China
2012 Guest performer of the Chinese Music Award ceremony in Guangzhou, China
2013 Young Dream Inspiration Music Festival-the Image & Music Lecture by Ma I-chung & Hou Chi-jan, at Librairie Avant-Garde in Shanghai, China
2013 Young Dream Inspiration Music Festival concerts in Nanjing, Ningpo, Shouxing & Hangzhou
2014 Guest performer of the Chinese Music Award ceremony in Guangzhou, China
2015 Young Dream Inspiration Music Festival in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou & Xiamen, China
2015 Guest performer of the Chinese Media Music Award ceremony at Shunde Performing Arts Center in Foshan, China

 

Concert & Festival Productions in Taiwan

1999 Voice Thunder Concert in Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
2000 Voice Thunder’s Taiwan Tour: “Ignite Fire” Concerts
2001 BenQ Year-end Concert
2001 Samingad’s Taiwan Tour: “Wild Fire Spring Wind” Concerts
2002 “The Vitality of Taiwan” Concert, held at the Sun Moon Lake area during the Middle-Autumn Festival
2002-2009 Voice Thunder Festival, held annually and independently
2003 Opening concert of “Gatherings of Moonlight, Friends & Music” at SPOT, Taipei
2005 Year-end Presidential Office Concert: “Voices from the Mountains and the Ocean”
2005 New Year’s Eve concert: “Taitung in Love”
2006 Year-end Presidential Office Concert: “Thinking of the Past, Longing for the Spring Breeze”
2006 The TEDx Taipei Forum
2007 CommonWealth Magazine’s “Share The Spirit” Concert
2006-2008 Taiwan Tour: “Sing Our Own Songs” Campus Concert
2007 “Hi, Li Shuang-tze, after 30 Years” Concert in Tamkang University
2008~2009 Earth Hour Taiwan Music Festival 2008 Voice Thunder Festival-“Village in the Mist: Pasibutbut of Bunun” Concert
2009 Co-designer of music in the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre work “Jump! Formosa”
2009 Producer of the Deaflympics Taipei theme song “Power In Me”
2009 Aboriginal Day concert: “Urban Heart”
2010 Voice Thunder Festival
2010 Producer of the documentary “An Oral History of the Mandopop Musicians”, as a part of the Pop Music Promotion Project
2011 “Beautiful Haiyan” Concert at Zhongli Arts Hall
2011 CommonWealth Magazine’s “Share The Spirit 319 Townships+” Concert
2011 The Golden Melody Award & Festival Exhibition in Huashan Creative Park
2011 “Voice Thunder” Concert at the National Center for Traditional Arts
2012 Light Up Foundation’s “18 Anniversary Ceremony Folk Song Concert”
2012 Young Dream Inspiration Music Festival: Mainland China folk song concert & forum tour in Taiwan
2012 Producer of the documentary “Senior Musicians &Workers of Mandopop”, as a project of the Taipei Center for Popular Music
2013 Taipei City’s “Culture in The Alley: Beautiful Haiyan” Concert
2013 Hualien County’s “OrigSound Music Festival” concerts & lectures
2013 The Golden Melody Award & Festival Concert/Exhibition in Huashan Creative Park
2014 “Aboriginal Music Night: Yonlon” of the Central Taiwan Lantern Festival
2014 Endorser & concert producer of the Hsinchu “Summer Fun” Carnival
2014 Taiwan tour: “Beautiful Haiyan”
2014 Endorser & theme song producer of the Global Indigenous People Performing Arts Festival
2015 CommonWealth Magazine’s “Share The Spirit” Concert
2015 “Tainan ‘Sing’ Literature Movement” Concert Series

 

yonlong

Artist: Yonlon

Born with passion for art, Yonlon is a gifted singer whose voice comes from this soul. He started his artist career as a U-Theatre member in the year of 20. Ever since then, he has participated in many major performances, performing with many well-known musicians and dedicating himself to the traditional indigenous music in Taiwan. During the first decade of being a singer, Yonlon has gained a firm foundation of personal style and stage charisma. Later on, through the success of a series of albums, his voice became famous among the music lovers in Taiwan and China, for it can always bring the listeners back to their sweet hometown.

Yonlon’s first personal album “Come Rain or Shine” is a tribute to the works of Li Tai-Hsiang, a master of Mandarin music. The album, released in 2010, was a great success and won him the Best New Male Artist award of the 2011 Chinese Music Awards, China.

His 2012 album “Coastline” got 3 nominees of the 2013 Golden Melody Award in Taiwan (the Best Lyricist, the Best Composer, and the Best Song of the Year) and won the Best Song of the Year of the Chinese Music Awards, China. The 2015 album “Grain of Sand” also won several major awards in Asia.

 

pumpcan

Artist: Li Te-yun

Born in 1980’s, Li Teyun found enlightenment in her parent’s favorite songs: Taiwan campus folk songs and English folk songs of 1960’s and 70’s, which are the basis of the singer-songwriter’s music. Her music shows high respect to the classic folk songs, and she goes her own way as a confident artist with a comfortable self. She has a warm, mellow voice that matches her classical guitar perfectly. The songs she wrote are compact and graceful, just like a flow of fresh warm water that brings people comfort and serenity. In the end of 2015, she released her first personal album, View on Life Vol. 1. The album has gained much applause and has won several awards and honors in Asia.

 

tipus

 

 

Artist: Tipus

When studying in college, Tipus joined the Formosa Aboriginal Singing and Dance Troupe as a singer, learning many songs of the indigenous people in Taiwan and participating in performances in art festivals at home and abroad. Furthermore, she went deep into her maternal tribe to collect indigenous songs, through which she retrieved the connection between her homeland and herself. The songs are mainly about the tribal life that Tipus have never experienced before; however, she believes they can always bring her near to the ancestors’ blessings and the tribal elders’ exhortations.

Tipus was an anchor of the Indigenous News in the Taiwan Public Television Service. After taking advanced study in Hawaii for years, she was invited to perform in many of the Beautiful Haiyan concerts, impressing the audience at home and abroad with her clear, tender voice.

Records
The Passing of the Year, Formosa Aboriginal Singing and Dance Troupe Best Ethnic Music Album & Best Singing Performance Nominees of the 2005 Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan Holding INA’s Hand, Formosa Aboriginal Singing and Dance Troupe Best Ethnic Music Album & Best Singing Performance awards of the 2006 Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan Backing singer of “Cross-Arm Drinking of Queen and the Ocean” in Gelresai’s That Hunter Wears Skirt, Best Folk Album Nominee of the 2013 Golden Indie Music Awards

 

陳俊輝

Artist: Dalors

Dalors grew up in Lalaulang, a seaside tribe at the foot of Taimali Mountain, where he started to play the guitar since his childhood. He simply loves singing and therefore spent many years performing regularly in live music restaurants.

After military service, Dalors became a skin diving instructor. While looking at the sea, he often came up with melodies, so he began to write songs. Now, in daily lives, he is a postman working on the Northern coast of Taiwan. “My mind is often occupied by all those house numbers. Only by playing guitar and singing can I temporarily forget the house numbers,” He said. Dalors was born with a great voice. He was a band vocalist, has won the third place in a talent show, and also has participated in many music contests and theatrical performances.

Awarded Honorable Mention in the indigenous language category of the Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest 2013 Performer of the Young Dream Inspiration Music Festival: tour in Nanjing, Ningpo, Shouxing & Hangzhou, China 2014 Performer of the “Beautiful Haiyan” Taiwan Tour 2014 Performer of the opening concert of the Tainan Art Festival

 

琳恩雅

Artist: Linnga

As an Amis from the Tafalong Tribe, Linnga was born and grew up in the city before going back to the tribe for the traditional culture. Through the voices, she discovered the grooving in her blood and learned her own culture and songs. She has been the principal singer/dancer in some famous performance groups in Taiwan.

Growing in an artistic environment, Linnga sings her own songs with a delicate voice of soprano. In her music one can hear an abiding concern for the land, a broad perspective of humanities, and also the simple texture of the artist’s soul. In 1992, She joined the Formosa Aboriginal Singing and Dance Troupe, thereafter participating in oversea tours and international art festivals all around the world. In 2009, she gave performance in the “Beautiful Haiyan” Concert and also participated in several music albums.

Records
The Passing of the Year, Formosa Aboriginal Singing and Dance Troupe Best Ethnic Music Album & Best Singing Performance Nominees of the 2005 Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan Holding INA’s Hand, Formosa Aboriginal Singing and Dance Troupe Best Ethnic Music Album & Best Singing Performance awards of the 2006 Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan Backing singer of “the Stream Passing through the Landscape” in Green Ark, Wind Music Singer of “Matang Maidens” and ”Elders Drinking Song” in Beautiful Haiyan: On the Way, Thirty-Three Degrees Music. Best Compilation Album of the 2011 Chinese Music Awards, China