O-Kai Singers: Yeh Wei-chen, Li Xiang-jun, Ye Xiao-en, Gan Sheng-zhu and Feng Han-ting
Charatay: Yoyo Sham, YWY, Mark Bong, Chan Wing Him and Frankie Chan Emcee: Jordan Cheng
Programme highlights (subject to change)
O-Kai Singers: I Want Your Love/ Rimuy Sola Rimuy Yo / Taiwanese folksong “Spring Breeze”/ What a Wonderful World
Charatay: The World/ Mountain and Valley/ In the Laser Light/ Superstitious x All of a Sudden
Only two months after its establishment in 2004, Taiwanese aboriginal group O-Kai Singers won first place in the national category at the Taiwan International Contemporary A Cappella Festival. Since then the group has received a total 23 awards at home and abroad. O-Kai Singers has often been invited to share the stage with top international a cappella groups such as the Swingle Singers, the Real Group, the Idea of North, amongst others, and recorded albums in collaboration with a number of Grammy award winners. The group’s debut album received the Jury Award, Best Group, and Best Indigenous Album at the 24th Taiwan Golden Melody Awards. O-Kai Singers combine indigenous languages and a cappella singing, expressing deep sentiments which pass down the traditional singing style of the aboriginal Taiwanese and inject vitality into the pop music circles.
The members of Charatay have known each other since they were little and formed the group 16 years ago. Although the group has not released any albums so far, its music talent, sense of humour, and passion for entertaining the public has long been recognized by the Hong Kong pop music community. The members of Charatay have served as backup singers in many of the S.A.R.’s artists’ concerts. Yoyo Sham, the soul of the group, is a prolific composer; her penetrative voice and natural singing style have captivated many music fans.
These two groups of distinctive styles promise an intercultural feast of sound to music lovers.
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval
Festival Outreach Programme:
Lectures - The Evolution of Contemporary A Cappella Music
O-Kai A Capella Workshop