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"A Flower in the Rainy Night": a song representing Taiwan

  • 19 October, 2022
Behind the Beats
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Emma Benack speaks with ethnomusicologist and music professor Dr. Nancy Guy about the song "A Flower in the Rainy Night", which was released in 1934 and has been tied to several political campaigns throughout the decades that followed. What does this old song say about Taiwan and its political situation? Dr. Guy explains what makes this song so significant to generations of Taiwanese people.