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Hakka Singer | Lai Pi-hsia

  • Publish Date:2015-11-09
Hakka Singer | Lai Pi-hsia

Did You Know That ... ?

  • As a representative figure for traditional Hakka mountain songs,Lai Pi-hsia (also spelled "Lai Bi-xia") had made outstanding contributions in collecting, recording, promoting, and teaching Hakka mountain songs and in the preserving of precious Taiwanese music cultural assets.

  • She studied Hakka mountain songs for decades and founded Hakka folk songs classes to teach the three major types of traditional Hakka tunes and the three-role tea-picking opera.

  • Upon her designation as a "Living National Treasure,” she immediately launched the "Lai Pi-hsia Hakka mountain songs program,” making the continuation of Hakka mountain songs and Hakka cultural heritage her lifetime work.

Read more about the late heritage preservationist here or scroll down for photos.