Sound & MusicJade Bells and Bamboo Pipes

If you like Chinese or Taiwanese traditional music, then you must not miss Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes. A favorite of many, this program is listed as one of the top ten shows in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2009 by Passport to the World Band Radio, a leading shortwave magazine. A vast array of instruments are featured and it is a show that will satisfy your hunger for exotic music.

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19 February, 2020
Carlson Wong

Li Chen was born in Shanxi and moved to Inner Mongolia in 1994 during his childhood with his family. Li Chen is a national first class performer in China. His expertise is in Mongolian folk music performance and he has developed his own personal style of dizi performance when playing Mongolian folk music.

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12 February, 2020
Carlson Wong

The Hakka people came at various times over the centuries to Taiwan from the Chinese mainland. During the centuries of wandering throughout mainland China, they absorbed the folk music of each region and it became a distinctive type of music known as the Hakka Eight Tones. This type of music was brought to Taiwan during the fourth Hakka migration between 1645 and 1867.

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05 February, 2020
Carlson Wong

Jiang Guoji who grew up on the West Lake coast in China, is best known for his dizi. The dizi is a Chinese transverse flute.

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29 January, 2020
Carlson Wong

Some Taiwanese classics you hear today are performed by Zhan Yongming, a Chinese first-grade national dizi player. Famous Taiwanese folk songs include “Rain Night Flower” or "The Torment of a Flower" and “Longing for Spring Breeze composed by Teng Yu-hsien (1906-1944), one of the most distinguished composers and he is regarded today as the Father of Taiwanese folk songs.

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22 January, 2020
Carlson Wong

This year, officially on January 25th, 2020 (first day of the first month according to the lunar calendar) marks the Year of the Rat and the year of the Rat includes those born in the year 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.The twelve animal signs in order, are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.2020 is the year of the Rat and is the first of all the 12 animal horoscope signs.

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