Inner Voices of the Hakkas in Taiwan

  • 01 August, 2018
  • Carlson Wong
Inner Voices of the Hakkas in Taiwan

The Hakka people are the second largest ethnic group in Taiwan comprising about 15 to 20% of the entire population. In the first part of the program, Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes features traditional Hakka folk songs that have been sung for generations in the Meinung area of southern Taiwan. In the second part, instrumental ensemble is featured. The instruments used in Hakka ensembles are mainly suona, flute, erxian, banhu and percussion instruments.