LAN SHIN BAND – SOUNDS OF HOHAIYAN

Founded in 2005, Lan Shin Band is composed of musicians that do not simply play your typical pop, hip pop, rock, traditional folk or other fixed genres; they’re open to trying any style as long as the music revolves around aboriginal culture and tribal customs.

Lan Shin’s songs “Mother’s Eyes,” “Tribe Duli,” and “Wawa” have each won the Taiwan Original Music Award.  In 2011 the group received second prize at the National Aboriginal Band Contest, returning to take the top prize in 2012.  Though they had the opportunity to sign a contract with international record companies and release albums, they declined the invitation.

Lan Shin says, “Without aboriginal languages, there are no roots for our cultures.” Music is how this group of indigenous musicians connect with and pass on their heritages.  Members, including a tribal chief, cultural space manager, music instrument store owner, teacher and civil servants, dedicate their lives to find every opportunity to promote their indigenous cultures.

“Hohaiyan” is a greeting common to many indigenous languages in Taiwan.  The Sounds of Hohaiyan will bring us music inspired by the mountains and oceans.  Nothing documents our past, comforts our souls, and infuses hope in our future better than music.

來自山嵐裡的溫馨

 嵐馨樂團成立於2005年底,團員分屬阿美、泰雅、魯凱、排灣等不同原住民族,懷著「傳承部落文化」的相同理念表演創作。樂團不受流行、嘻哈、搖滾、傳統民謠等固定曲式的限制,只要適合創作主題的概念,清楚呈現部落文化、族群習俗達到文化傳承的意義,任何曲風都願意嘗試。

20082010年,嵐馨樂團的創作《媽媽的眼睛》、《都歷》、《娃娃》陸續得到原創流行音樂大獎的肯定,2011年和2012年更分別獲得原Band大賞比賽亞軍和冠軍,樂團也因此受到法國Buda Music、滾石、艾貝克思等國際主流唱片公司的注意,並獲得簽約發行專輯的機會。但嵐馨樂團卻婉拒了國際公司簽約的邀約。

音樂是嵐馨團員們聚集在一起,傳承原民文化的方式之一,團員平時各自為部落頭目、知名展演空間執行、公務員、樂器行老闆等,各自在自己的部落或工作上為自己原民文化傳承找尋更多元的可能;工作之餘也會向部落耆老學習傳統古調和部落語言,用音樂創作保存自己的文化。為了堅持「原民文化傳承」的創團理念,嵐馨樂團放棄與唱片公司簽約,選擇最忠於自我的方式。

嵐馨樂團堅持做自己想做的事,把音樂創作當作生命的另一種延續。「母語沒有了,文化就沒有根。」他們藉由音樂創作傳遞訊息,音樂則成就了他們,從民族文化的基礎咀嚼自己的根。

THE MOVEMENT

Blog
Media
Contact

GET INVOLVED

Volunteer
Exchange/Jobs
Donate

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO RECEIVE THE LATEST NEWS.