Taiwanese popular music was stuck in a rut for a long time during the period of military rule in Taiwan. The army censored a lot of music and artistic expression of all types, but when Military Rule ended in 1986 censorship and government control of music ended and Taiwan began to catch up quickly in producing great bands and music as well as art, drama and films. Taiwan is now a fascinating place culturally and a creative hub in Asia.
Pairubu and I wanted to share with you some of the wide variety of music that is being made in Taiwan. We will follow our usual he said – she said format. Each of us has chosen three tracks and we will say a few words about our track and then the other will comment also.