Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
niuc
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Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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Dear all

I found many beautiful Hokkien music in youtube, would like to share with you here. If you have, please share too :-)

阮若打開心內的門窗
"gun2 na7 pha4-khui1 sim1-lai7 e5 mng5-thang1" (if we open the door & windows of our heart):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wQCIXW6 ... re=related
Hearty song sung by big choir (children, adults & elderly) in concert hall!

Ah Du 阿杜 & Jiang Hui 江蕙 singing a duet hokkien song "su7-liam7 io0" 思念喲 (longing!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUxfXnW9Ew
Live duet on tv, great duet!

江蕙 - 再會啦心愛的無緣的人
Jiang Hui (Kang1 Hui7): "cai3-hue7 la0 sim1-ai3 e5 bo5-ian5 e5 lang5" (farewell, un-destined beloved of my heart):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8ACIiJV9sE
Superb a cappella style of pop song!

江蕙--風吹風吹
"hong1-chue1 hong1-chue1" (wind blows, wind blows):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c43t01MqPwo&NR=1
Very beautiful vocal & melody!

伊是咱們的寶貝:
"i1 si7 lan2 e5 po2-pue7" (it is our treasure):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWNfwxOzauA&NR=1
Canadian girl (& Taiwanese guy?) singing Taiwanese Hokkien song, good performance although the diction is not clear enough.

SimL
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Post by SimL »

Hi Niuc,

Thanks very much for posting these :-).

There will be more and more Hokkien music and other youtube clips in the future, I'm sure.

SimL

niuc
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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Hi Sim

You're most welcome :-) Yeah, glad to see more of them!

CheeTiong
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Post by CheeTiong »

Try this 張惠妹 A-Mei - 心事誰人知: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEYD9Tksbok

Pier
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Post by Pier »

hi, niuc,
thank you for sharing all the songs. :lol:
like it very much.
I especially like this song.
very touching. :)

伊是咱們的寶貝:
"i1 si7 lan2 e5 po2-pue7" (it is our treasure):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWNfwxOzauA&NR=1

Canadian girl (& Taiwanese guy?) singing Taiwanese Hokkien song, good performance although the diction is not clear enough.

Abun
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Post by Abun »

Hey folks,

thanks for sharing so much stuff! I was a bit busy the last days so I haven't yet been able to hear much of it but I'll catch up on that starting from now :mrgreen:

For everybody who likes rock, I also have something to recommend. I usually tend to listen to the songs I stumble upon and grow to like and not care about researching the interprets, so my information about the band itself is kind of sparse. I do know that they call themselves 滅火器 (Fire Ex., I'd give you the Hokkien reading for the characters but I can't find the word as a whole right now, only the seperate characters, so I'm not sure if I'd choose the right reading) and come from Ko-hiông and that's about that. Their songs are not exclusively in Hokkien but the vast majority is. And although deciphering their songtexts is always a bit of a pain because they write them in an even more mandarinized way than I'm used to, I like their songs enough to work through that :lol:

If you want to check them out, these songs might give you a good impression, but there's more of course:
心內話(sim-lāi-oē): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2lmdhsZQ_g
我的廢人朋友(góa ê hòe-jîn pêng-iú): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSKVu3bDnT4
悲歌(pi-koa): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etX5HbnhwZA
天鳥(thiⁿ-chiáu? thian-chiáu?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG9wRbZGo3Y
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Pier
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Post by Pier »

Hi, Abun,
Thank you very much for the listed songs.
I listen to all the songs.
Beautiful & meaningful lyrics. Like it.
Note: I think the second song had the wrong link.
Hope you share more songs here.
I will be camping on this thread regularly :lol: for updates.
Kam-sia

Abun
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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Hello Pier
Pier wrote:Note: I think the second song had the wrong link.
Of course it had :oops: , I have corrected it now.

Pier
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Post by Pier »

Some nice Taiwanese song to share.
Very touching song to sing in KTV.


不曾說愛你 (Never said love you)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGVGLhPDjrk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef4upIDQ0eo


人生的歌 (Song of Life)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US2zpQbd46I

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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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aBun,

It would indeed be Bia̍t-hóe-khì (with dialects variations on hóe), but I'm guessing everyone refers to them in Mandarin, even in Hoklo conversation, since this word hasn't been adopted into Hoklo AFAIK.

Pier
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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春天的花蕊 ( The Flowers in Spring )

Beautiful Taiwanese Hokkien song to share.
The singers are all so beautiful in traditional Chinese dress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjjOuqLTmEs

Pier
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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"Anti-AIDS Advertisement” by Actions for AIDS, Singapore in Hokkien Language.
Very catchy tunes and interesting lyrics in Hokkien plus a few words of English and Malay language.
Watch it with a big smiles ..... :lol: :P 8)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wTQyPRXhNc

amhoanna
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Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

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Còekǐn ǔ teh chōe ce. Tosiā.

Pier
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Re: Taiwanese Hokkien Musical Hit

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Nostalgic embrace: Taiwanese Hokkien Musical Hit

Golden Bough celebrates its 20th birthday with a new production of one of its defining classic shows
By Ian Bartholomew / Staff Reporter

Golden Bough’s new production of Happiness revels in nostalgia for a past of greater simplicity and innocence. Photo courtesy of Golden Bough Theater

Golden Bough Theater (金枝演社) will be celebrating its 20th birthday with a brand new production of its hit musical Happiness (浮浪貢開花), which spawned two sequels after its 2006 debut. The new production, described as a “luxury edition,” brings a top-notch cast and gives star billing to “double Golden Melody award winner Tseng Hsin-mei (曾心梅).”

When it was founded in 1993 by Wang Rong-yu (王榮裕), Golden Bough dedicated itself to creating a modern yet grassroots style that could revive the popular appeal of local theater.

It is one of the few major theatrical groups that perform predominantly in Hoklo (also known as Taiwanese) language, rooting its shows in the language and culture of native Taiwanese. With its soap opera sensibility, melodramatic emotions, exaggerated performance style and a stream of hummable tunes, its shows have an exuberant kitschy quality that belies its expressive power. Wang, a veteran of Cloud Gate (雲門舞集) and U-Theater (優人神鼓), has drawn on a mix of ideas drawn from traditional and modern experimental theater to create a style of drama that differs from that which Asia has inherited from the West, and is able to embody the joy of old-style folk theater in a contemporary setting.

Tseng will be performing the role of Miss Meizhi (美智小姐), a songstress who developed her career in the US, but then succumbed to homesickness and returned to her hometown. In a press release, Tseng said that as a child she would often sing as her mother made handicrafts. After she became a well-known singer, she still fondly recalled these times, and could appreciate the feelings of Miss Meizhi, who longs for the simplicity and easy intimacy of rural life in 1960s Taiwan.

The original production was made on a relatively small scale and has been regularly revived since it first premiered at Taipei’s Red House Theater (紅樓劇場).

Kate Shen (沈婷茹), publicity manager for Golden Bough, said that this new production was an upgrade of the original, bringing in bigger names, notably Tseng, and redesigning the stage for greater realism.

Tseng, who is one of the divas of contemporary Taiwanese pop (Tai-Pop) Music and who is an experienced TV show host, will be taking to the stage for the first time for Happiness, but given the extensive musical content, she is likely to feel right at home. A number of new songs have been added to the track list, and the tone of the show is like a homage to a golden age, both of the Taiwanese music hall, but also for an idyllic age of simplicity and absurdity, of greater hardship but deeper human intimacy.

In addition to this new production of “Happiness", Golden Bough will also be putting on two new shows for its 20th anniversary, one an offshoot of the Happiness series, the other a one-man adaptation of Hamlet by Golden Bough’s lead actor Shi Tung-lin (施冬麟).

Ref:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/ar ... 2003566370


Video Reference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8c8v3Rx_eY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-xH6T7Fq5U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvsU-zlZ9Y0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obyNjN0hP9E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOUi11dy4dU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bWRfHHSPMA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWlCPo99XB4
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Re: JESUS MOVIE in the Prestige Amoy Hokkien (Ē-mn̂g-ōe)

Post by Pier »

Hi, :lol: :P

Movie about “Jesus" in the Standard Amoy Hokkien (Xiamen, 廈門, Ē-mn̂g-ōe or Êbbńg) Language.

Amoy (廈門話 / 厦门话, Ē-mn̂g-ōe or Bân-lâm-ōe) speech is widely considered to be the "Prestige Speech" within Hokkien and Bân-lâm/MinNan; including Taiwanese (Tâi-oân-oē 臺灣話 or Tâi-gí 臺語) in general. For this reason, Amoy is often simply called Hokkien or Bân-lâm-gí / Bân-lâm-gú / Bân-lâm-ōe (Minnan, 閩南語; pinyin: Mǐnnán Yǔ).


JESUS MOVIE

http://jesusfilmmedia.org/video/1_21670 ... amoy/jesus

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