It’s been over ten years since Samingad released her last album. What is probably safe to say is that she is Taiwan’s reigning diva, another in a long line of great aboriginal singers from the island whose voice is so pure that it even caused A-mei to break into tears upon hearing her perform. Of Puyuma (卑南) and Bunun (布農) ancestry, she grew up in a musical atmosphere where singing was a natural as breathing.
The good news is that she will soon have a new release, and with a completely different direction. This one will be an electronica album, no name yet, but it’ll contain her newest self-penned song, Son of the Dragon (龍之子). Truthfully, I’m damned curious to hear a vocal instrument of this quality perform in an electronica setting. As soon as songs are available, I’ll re-post so everyone can have a taste. Until then, I’ll leave you with an old tune, Song of Puyama (南王系之歌)