Taiwanese indigenous singer 'Sangpuy' makes debut at NTCH

The Golden Melody Award winning vocalist Sangpuy will introduce his soulful traditional tunes and modern melodies

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Sangpuy will perform April 12-14. (Taiwan News photo)

Sangpuy will perform April 12-14. (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s indigenous singer Sangpuy’s (桑布伊) debut concert will take place at the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) (國家兩廳院) from April 12-14.

Sangpuy is part of the Pinuyumayan community (卑南族) in Taitung (台東) and won the Golden Melody Award for Best Vocalist in Aboriginal Language, in 2013 and 2017, as well as the Golden Melody Award for Best Vocal Recording Album.

According to NTCH, Sangpuy has staunchly shouldered the responsibility of passing on traditional culture after winning the Golden Melody Awards.

“Sangpuy in Concert” (桑布伊個人演唱會) will introduce soulful traditional tunes and modern melodies using his unique and penetrating voice. The three themes of the performance are “roots,” “trunks” and “leaves,” and he will sing with fellow stars from the communities, then follow up to showcase his own creations.

Sangpuy explained that the concert aims to raise awareness of environmental preservation by singing in his mother language and playing musical instruments made of natural materials.

NTCH said the inherited musical traditions praise Mother Nature and therefore treat audiences to the sounds and voices of the mountains and forests. In addition they celebrate the spirits of indigenous ancestors and memories of their native land.

“Sangpuy in Concert” will take place at the National Theater Hall (國家戲劇院) from April 12-14. For more information, please visit the official website.


Sangpuy will perform April 12-14. (NTCH photo)