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!



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25 January, 2023
Beats: From covers to original music

In the second half of this interview, Emma Benack speaks with Taiwanese bossa nova performer Aivee Hsu about the meaning behind some of the songs on h ...more

18 January, 2023
Beats: Exploring bossa nova

Today’s episode features a music genre never explored before on this show: bossa nova. To understand the style of music a bit more, and what it takes ...more

11 January, 2023
The evolution of Taiwanese rap

During the second half of this interview, Emma Benack asks ethnomusicologist Dr. Meredith Schweig about common themes in early Taiwanese rap that refl ...more

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

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