Performing Asia: From Taiwan's Hengchun Township To The Stage

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“Shyu is a remarkable phenomenon, shifting registers with startling ease and tonal resourcefulness…” (The Guardian)

“…among New York’s most invigorating vocal presences. And perhaps the most enigmatic.” (The Wall Street Journal)



With “songs that could remind you of ancient court music or Joni Mitchell” (NY Times), international multi-artist Jen Shyu returns to Asia Society to give a stunning contemporary performance that captures the spirit of traditional Taiwanese music and poetry.

Inspired by legendary Taiwanese folk singer, storyteller, and Taiwanese moon lute virtuoso Chen Da, Shyu sings and plays traditional folk songs from Taiwan’s Hengchun township as well as her own inventive arrangements. She will also premiere her new compositions to selected poems by her mentor, the late Taiwanese poet Edward Teh-Chang Cheng, revealing a land-sound-scape which will serve to transport and transform both performer and audience.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center

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