MP3 The Chairman - The Gods Bless Taiwan
In Taiwan a temple is the center of people’s belief similar to the church in the western world. The Chairman use ancient instruments from local religious activities, blending them with rock. This combo does well to represent Taiwanese culture of today!
9 MP3 Songs in this album (32:11) !
Related styles: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, World: Asian- East, Mood: Patriotic
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The Chairman, formed in 1997, has released 7 albums, and
received numerous domestic and overseas awards. The
Chairman is famed for its particular Taiwanese local rock and
roll style and has dominated the Taiwan music industry for
Now The Chairman is bringing you its eighth studio album
coming in 2010, not only with its inherited style but also with
its brand new element, Taiwanese traditional culture, including
temple fairs, local religion music, and Taiwanese local opera
instruments, again to show its ability to mix the tradition and
In Taiwan, a temple is the center of people’s belief as
compared to the church in western world. In addition, a
temple can reveal the art forms in one region because
the temple are usually built and decorated by well-trained
artisans. On certain days such as the birthday of gods, people
will hold some spiritual activities or rituals. For example, “Chu
Shiun“ is a typical activity, which, people believe, performs a
function of destroying bad spirits.
The prevalence of religious activities will also promote one
region’s drama and miscellaneous performances. Apart from
the function of entertainment and art, religious activities
also perform a function of uniting and educating people. The
Chairman thinks these traditional activities are valuable to
Taiwan people so it samples in its album a few of Taiwanese
local opera music, which can best represent Taiwanese