Stephen C. Cheng MON71420
Released in 1994, this recording includes popular Chinese folk songs of various types: love songs, humorous songs, drinking songs, lullabies, work songs, shepherds’ songs, children’s songs, philosophical songs and poems. Most of them are sung in Mandarin; the others are in Cantonese. The artist Stephen Chun-Tao Cheng (1923-2012) was an acclaimed international singer, composer, actor, and creator of the Tao of Voice, an East-West approach to singing. Members of the ensemble had performed in Chinese programs at Carnegie Hall and Judson Hall.
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Year Released 1994
Record Label Monitor Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1994 Monitor Records
Instrument(s) Flute; Gong; San xian; Sheng (Musical instrument); Woodblock
Subject(s) World music
- Stephen Chun-Tao Cheng - Artist