Taiwan is a nation that treasures its musical classics. In this program, RTI gives you a weekly look into some aspect of Taiwan’s musical heritage—from traditional tunes and soaring symphonies to the golden oldies of decades past. Hear folk songs, works for Chinese orchestras, and of course, the old hits everyone here still knows how to belt out today.
On this program, we’ve featured a lot of artists who’ve made their name through big blow-out concerts and extravagant music videos. Today, though, we’re going to look instead at a classic Taiwanese artist who’s built up a career through performances in much more intimate settings. She has a deep, husky, and mellow voice that’s instantly recognizable, and a string of hits going back thirty years now. This is Huang Hsiao-hu, the stage name of singer Huang Chun-feng, but you might also hear her referred to by her other nickname: “The Queen of the Pub”.