Making such beautiful soundscapes on this ten-track wonderland for the heart to heal again, Nanguaq are here to bring the world a statement of their intention to teach us about their incredibly soulful music which has been hidden away for too long on ‘N1: Rising Stars of Modern Indigenous Music from Taiwan‘.
Nanguaq is a team of fantastic artists who have teamed up together to change the tide away from previous music styles, to rather show their original creations in a sensational electronica, neo-soul and pop explosion of stunning ear-hugging delight, that clears the mind from all anxiety.
”Taiwan’s indigenous people make up just over 2% of the population today, which makes it all the more extraordinary that Abao won the Best Album and Best Song categories at the Golden Melody Awards — Taiwan’s highest music honor — in 2020.”-Nanguaq
”The seven singer-songwriters, whose ages range from 17 to 29 years old, hail from four of Taiwan’s 16 recognized indigenous ethnic groups: Paiwan, Bunnan, Amei, and Rukai. On N1, they each sing in their respective native languages.”-Nanguaq
You feel the talent oozing in class here, as they all sing with undoubted quality and heart, lead by a magnificent artist who sets the standard with a world class song of such unrivaled beauty.
‘N1: Rising Stars of Modern Indigenous Music from Taiwan‘ from Nanguaq, is a lovely collection of tremendous songs that showcases what you can achieve if given the chance. This is a remarkable ten-track album that will have you thinking about opening your mind to new music that is truly special. The goal of featuring Abao and an assortment of young artists to give them the global platform, has certainly been achieved and looks to grow even more worldwide thanks to these excellent efforts, to unite the music community as one team.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen