Samingad

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Samingad
紀曉君
Samingad 2nd Album Cover.jpg
Cover 野火春風
Chinese name 紀曉君
Pinyin Jì Xiǎo-Jūn (Mandarin)
Birth name Samingad
Origin  Republic of China
Born (1977-10-02) October 2, 1977 (age 36)
Taitung County, Taiwan
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Taiwanese pop, Indigenous Pop
Label(s) Taiwan Colors Music Co., Ltd. Taiwan
Years active 1997–present
Official Website Samingad@TCM Taiwan

Samingad (Chinese: 紀曉君; pinyin: Jì Xiǎojūn; Wade–Giles: Chi Hsiao-chün; zhuyin:ㄐㄧˋ ㄒㄧㄠˇㄐㄩㄣ; born 2 October 1977) is an aboriginal Taiwanese pop singer and songwriter. She is an ethnic Puyuma. In her native Puyuma language Samingad means "without equal". She was born October 2, 1977 in a Puyuma Township in Taitung County. She was discovered while singing in a restaurant, where she worked as a waitress. Her first album "Voice of Puyuma" was released with Magic Stone Records and received a Golden Melody Award for "Best New Artist" 1999. In 2001 she received a Golden Melody Award for "Best Dialect (Non-Mandarin Language) Female Vocalist" for her second album "Wild Fire, Spring Wind". Her music draws much of its inspiration from the Gospels, as well as from tales of the tribe's former agricultural and hunting lifestyle, and from the complex emotions triggered by Puyuma's struggles in Taiwan's contemporary society.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild Fire by Samingad, a Taiwanese Aboriginal Singer". Indigenous People Central. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-02.