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.
RELATED LESSON PLAN"Discovering the east of China: Chinese music in Elementary School"
Click to enlarge