Indigenous Paiwan singer ABAO, all-female electronic band Jade Eyes, and experimental artist Dizparity will be representing Taiwan at this year's Canadian Music Week.
ABAO is a versatile singer who employs rock, soul, reggae, and R&B elements in combination with traditional aboriginal music. Her percussion-based reinterpretation of Paiwan folk songs delivers rich, emotive stories that resonate with listeners around the world. Her CMW introduction is here.
Jade Eyes is a three-piece electronic outfit comprising Ling-Ching (vocalist, bass, keyboard), I-Shuan (guitar, VJ), and Yu-Shin (drums). The female ensemble employs synthesized and electronic music with heavy beats and sound walls to surround audience members within their unique audio construct. Their CMW page is here.
Sampling and designing music, Taiwan artist Dizparity mixes deep house, synth-wave, and ambience with organic, melancholy textures. The 24-year-old studied sound engineering, mixing, and mastering in London in 2015. His CMW introduction is here.
Last year’s showcase of Taiwan music at 2017 Canadian Music Week featured Garage band 88 Balaz, indigenous punk trio Outlet Drift, and electro-indie P.C.B.
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