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Hakka Troupe Shines at 27th Golden Melody Awards; Minister Lee Looks Forward to Hakka Arts’ Appearance on International Stage

  • Post Date:2016-08-01

0801-1The Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe was nominated for six awards at the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. The Hakka Affairs Council held a nomination tea party on August 1, 2016. Council Minister Lee Yung-te personally congratulated the finalists, which included Professor Zheng Rong-xing, and handed the awards to members of the opera troupe. They also exchanged ideas on the future of Hakka opera. Minister Lee stated his hope for Hakka artists to continue their efforts to promote traditional Hakka arts, so as to reach an international audience.

In his speech the Minister praised the Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe for their many years of work in cultivating traditional Hakka performing arts, working diligently to create and put on professional and popular Hakka operas. The troupe has continued to put on new creations and performances every year, so that new generations of Hakka youth will be exposed to traditional Hakka opera and learn to appreciate it. They have significantly contributed to passing on traditional culture.

0801-2Lee also encouraged the Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe to continue conducting workshops and exchanges with university student associations in order to establish a firm foundation for the future of traditional Hakka arts. The Hakka Affairs Council will continue to promote opportunities for overseas performances so Hakka arts and culture can reach a wider international audience.

Professor Zheng Rong-xing expressed his thanks for the Hakka Affairs Council's long-standing support and also voiced his hope that they can continue to assist in the management of non-governmental theater troupes so traditional arts can continue to flourish.

The Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe was nominated for six awards in this year's Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music, up from the four nominations and three wins of the previous year. Minister Lee congratulated them for their success and expressed his hope that they would continue winning.