Time, Date, and Venue
◇ 2020/11/21 sat. 19:30-21:30
◇ Venue：Experimental Theatre, Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
◇ Length：120 minutes (including 15 minutes intermission)
◇ Ticket Price：NT$300
◆ Performed in Taiwanese
◆ This performance will be recorded
About the Performance
This program will be planned on three themes: the inheritance of Fu-Zhu Liu's folksongs, their creation, and their innovation.
1. At the age of 19, Fu-Zhu Liu became a disciple of Hsu Shih, and was influenced by the songwriter's collection of precious native folksongs, many which were on the verge of vanishing forever.
2. After joining the music business, Fu-Zhu Liu immersed himself deep among the people, actively compiling Taiwan's native ballads, operas, and common sayings, rearranging them and performing them with an amiable, local, and personal style. Unlike the marketplace's preference for popular songs that lack substance, Liu's songwriting possessed a unique style of its own, emphasizing descriptions of everyday lives and customs while using a jocular and lively tone to exhort the people of Taiwan.
3. A tireless creator, Fu-Zhu Liu has been a part of the music business for 60 years, Taking into consideration environmental and ecological protection, an aging population, family ethics, food safety, tourism, drunk driving and other issues, Liu uses both the land and society as starting points, blending them into the heart of his work.
Fu-Zhu Liu's career in music began in 1950. A towering figure for over 60 years, Liu is an industry-recognized singer-songwriter who has refined his decades of experience, combining technique and artistry into a singular style. Not only is Liu representative of popular songwriting legends in Taiwan, his career is a microcosm of the development of Taiwan's music industry, crossing boundaries between folksongs, popular music, and art music while possessing foundations in opera ballads, Mandarin and Taiwanese popular music, art music, and other genres. Liu has even been recognized as the founder of Taiwanese hip-hop by younger generations. Fu-Zhu Liu is a meticulous creator. In his lyrics, we get a clear picture of Taiwanese people and what life was like for them in different eras. Liu’s music has shown us how much he cares for Taiwanese society, and has been influential in exhorting the people. His works teach us, yet do not lose their charm in doing so. Both timeless and foundational, Fu-Zhu Liu's work is a crucial part of Taiwan's music and its history.
Organizer：National Center for Traditional Arts、Taiwan Music Institute
Advisor：Ministry of Culture
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