Music Behind the Beats

Behind the Beats

Check out a wide range of fresh music coming out of Taiwan and learn more about the lyrics and background behind the band's inspiration. You don't have to understand Chinese to appreciate these awesome songs!



What's On

04 January, 2023
Understanding Taiwan through rap music

Emma Benack speaks with ethnomusicology professor Dr. Meredith Schweig about the beginnings of rap music in Taiwan and how the songs share the voices ...more

28 December, 2022
Beats: Holiday Classics

Christmas may have just passed, but that doesn't mean it's time to turn off the holiday classics yet. This episode brings you a mix of songs new and o ...more

21 December, 2022
Taiwan's indigenous music scene

Taiwan has 16 officially recognized indigenous groups, many of which are famous for their captivating music. Young people from these groups have found ...more

14 December, 2022
Standing out as a woman in the music industry

This episode is the second half of the segment celebrating female musicians who are popular in Taiwan. Finding success in the music industry is diffic ...more

07 December, 2022
Celebrating female musicians

This episode focuses on popular female artists in Taiwan and celebrates their successes in an industry that remains heavily male-dominated. The progra ...more

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