十鼓活動花絮
Achievement Record that Drum Music Land album was shortlisted for the 52nd Grammy Awards
for best traditional world music album on Dec. 3.
 
台灣十鼓擊樂團 入圍 第52屆葛萊美獎
http://www.grammy.com/

第74項 最佳傳統世界音樂專輯
http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/52nd_show/list.aspx

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Best Traditional World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Ancient Sounds
Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan
[UR Music]

Double Play
Liz Carroll & John Doyle
[Compass Records]

Douga Mansa
Mamadou Diabate
[World Village]

La Guerra No
John Santos Y El Coro Folklorico Kindembo
[Machete Records]

Drum Music Land
Ten Drum Art Percussion Group
[Wind Music]


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Drum Music Land album of Ten Drum Group was shortlisted for the 52nd Grammy Awards.

公視Update:  2009/12/04 22:16

As Pride of Taiwan, Drum Music Land album of Tainan-based Ten Drum Art Percussion Group is shortlisted for US Grammy Awards.
Drummers beat staggered drums in open and close widely, sometimes the drums are like storm and sometimes the drums are like drizzle. Fast as Wind and Lightning composed by the Group independently is listed in Drum Music Land shortlisted for Grammy Awards. The Group members are surprised and pleased when they hear that news.
Not only the Group that was established ten years ago, but the whole Taiwan people are also excited because it represents authentic Taiwan art. The last Grammy Awards awarded Taiwan in 1993 and that works were not performed by Taiwanese. However, five pieces of tunes included in the album are all composed and performed by the Group independently; even the album is recorded in the Small Theatre, the album is made by the Group and record company from beginning to the end, thus the album can represent authentic Taiwan music.  

At present, Ten Drum Art Percussion Group established culture village in Tainan County. They performed regularly to support themselves. They insist on creation characterized by Taiwan style based on traditional music. For being shortlisted for Grammy Awards, the group hopes to further consult with the sponsor to perform on stage, thus making Taiwan music be heard in Award Ceremony.

Reporter Wang Jiecun, Cai Mingxiao  from Taiwan  http://www.pts.org.tw/


Ten Drum Art Percussion Group was shortlisted for the 52nd Grammy Awards.

教育廣播Update: 2009/12/04 19:22
Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, which has been granted by Culture Construction Commission for 3 times as an excellent performance art group, is nominated for Best Traditional World Music Album in the 52nd Grammy Awards! Chih-jen Sheng, President of Culture Construction Commission, has called Hsieh Shi, group leader of Ten Drum Group, to express congratulations. This is another Taiwanese artist to be shortlisted after Artist Xiao Qingyang had been shortlisted for Grammy Awards for 3 times. It is expressed by Culture Construction Commission, in addition to Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, Zheng Siwei, a Taiwanese designer, is nominated for Best Recording Package in Grammy Awards. And the award ceremony will be held in US on November 31, the next year.    

2009/12/4 07:22:07p.m. Knag Jihan


Traditional music + cover design ---double records of Wind Music shortlist for Grammy Awards.

自由Reporter Zhao Jingyu/ from Taipei
Since its US branch company was established in 1995, Wind Records was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, i.e. Drum Music Land of Ten Drum Group was nominated for Best Traditional World Music Album and Tath?gata was nominated for Best Recording Package. Domestic music industry is very excited after getting the news.

Yang Jincong, General Manager of Wind Music, says that it is the highest honor for Chinese music. Ten Drum Art Percussion Group recorded the album in old warehouse of Taisuger, Ten Drum Cultural Village, Rende, Tainan. With shocking drum in a tall structure, the tunes depict Taiwan’s history and life. Group leader Hsieh Shi says Ten Drum Group is always composing stories for Taiwan and also endeavors to push forward Taiwan to be a Drum Music Land.

The cover design of Tath?gata, nominated as Best Recording Package of Grammy Awards, is designed by the couple of Zheng Siwei and Huang Weizhen, who design, draw and portray it according to real Linden-leaf, just like cultivation.


Wind Music shows brilliance to get 2 Grammy Awards nominations

NOWnewsUpdate:2009/12/04 00:28 reporter: Li Lingling/ from Taipei

The 52nd Grammy Awards has published all nominations in its official website for all awards. Wind Music shows brilliance this year and gets two Grammy Awards nominations including Drum Music Land for Best Traditional World Music Album and Tath?gata for Best Recording Package!

In 2008, Wu Jindai, Wind Music producer, invited Kavichandran Alexander, the recording master internationally to cooperate with Ten Drum Group to record Ten Drum 2, Drum Music Land. The recording place is located at Taisuger Warehouse, Ten Drum Cultural Village, Rende, Tainan. With shocking drum in a tall structure, the album is affirmed again internationally after it got the Golden Melody Awards in 2007.

Hsieh Shi, leader of Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, says that they are very surprised and pleased to be nominated by Grammy Awards for Best Traditional World Music Album. It is delighted to have the honor and he hopes Ten Drum can compose continuously stories for Taiwan with drum music and do best to push forward Taiwan to be a Drum Music Land.

Linden-leaf, on the cover of the Tath?gata album, is not a screenshot of computer or a digital synthesis. Huizhen says, linden leaf is often used in Buddhism theme, so our focus is how to create new idea. By chance, Zheng Siwei thinks of leaf vein. He wants to use vein to display linden leaf, so he decides to DIY with hand painting, it takes him a whole week to portray the vein. Huizhen smiles, the process of portraying is just like cultivation! We experience slowly the inner meaning during the process.


Drum Music Land, Pride of Taiwan, is shortlisted for Grammy Awards.

華視(Please see video for details at: :http://news.cts.com.tw/cts/entertain/200912/200912040356657.html)
入圍葛萊美 '鼓之島'台灣之光

Pride of Taiwan is nominated for Grammy Awards firstly. Drum Music Land, composed by Ten Drum Group, is shortlisted for Best Traditional World Music Album for Grammy Awards. And it is also the first authentic local music at home, if you want to know how excellent it is, please enjoy with us together!

Overlapped double drums represent roaring waves of Taiwan Straits and melodious flute represents the sea wind. Riding Winds and Breaking Waves, the tune passes on the hardships of ancestors crossing Taiwan Straits. With earnest practice and dedicated eyesight, Tainan-based Ten Drum Group uses drum, gong, plucked instrument and kongfu actions to compose history-themed Drum Music Land album in half a year. The album expresses Taiwan sound, but also it is composed independently in Taiwan. To be nominated by Grammy Awards, the drum music has been the proud Taiwan sound whether it is awarded or not.


Taiwan Art becomes world famous.

中央社Update: 2009/12/04 18:08
(Central News Agency 20091204 18:08:25) Culture Construction Commission of Executive Yuan has awarded Ten Drum Art Percussion Group to be 98 Performance Group Classification Grants in ROC Calendar. The Ten Drum Group is shortlisted for Best Traditional World Music Album for the 52nd Grammy Awards, and the award ceremony will be held in US on January 31, 99 in ROC calendar. This is another nominated artist after Mr. Xiao Qingyang was shortlisted for Grammy Awards for 3 times in Year 94, 97, 98 in ROC calendar. Besides Ten Drum Group, Zheng Siwei, Taiwanese designer, is also nominated as Best Recording Package of Grammy Awards for the cover of Tath?gata, an album composed by composer He Xuntian. And Mr. GU Youwen, a young costume designer is awarded Vanguard Costume Award in Gen Aet’s Styles International Design Competition held by US Gen Art.

Ten Drum Art Percussion Group was founded in 2000 and was listed among national support performance group (the former Performance Group Classification Grants) in 2005, 2006 respectively. And it is the third time to be listed among Excellent Performance Art Group granted by Culture Construction Commission. For the nomination of Grammy Awards, Chih-jen Sheng, the director of Culture Construction Commission has called Hsieh Shi, the group leader, to express congratulations and appreciates the group for hardworking spirit. The group is affirmed by significant awards internationally currently, thus it is a great honor for them. The award of the group also indicates that significant grant plan set by Culture Construction Commission for the purpose of performance and art groups expands its effect gradually.

Performance Group Classification Grants Plan has been 17 years since it was originated in 1992; for a long time, the plan has a direct or indirect influence on operation and development of performance groups. The important performance art groups domestically include Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, U-Theatre, Ju Percussion Group, Ming Hwa Yuan Arts& Cultural Group, Performance Workshop, Godot Theatre Company, Pingfeng Performance, Taipei Philharmonic Chorus (Dreamworks) and Paper Wind Mill, etc. For years, the above important groups are always focused by the plan and they won glory for the country on significant stages internationally, which help Taiwan culture and art be known widely through performance art.

Group leader Hsieh Shi says the group cooperated with Wind Records when it started to make the first album of Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, named Ten Drum, in 2007; and that album was shortlisted for Golden Melody Awards at the same year; Drum Music Land is the second album of the group; Kavichandran Alexander, recording master internationally, who was invited by Wu Jindai, producer of Wind Records, cooperated with the group to make it and the recording place was in Old Warehouse of Taisuger, Ten Drum Cultural Village, Rende, Tainan. A tall structure makes shocking drum be interpreted best and affirmed internationally.

Drum Music Land is composed by Hsieh Shi, the group leader. It takes Legend of Lu Er Men (Door of Taiwan) as main framework and divides into 6 movements, i.e. sea voyage members, storm at sea, Lu Er Men landing, defeating Dutch army, singing and dancing with wind and harvest song. With field sketch “Bragging Cock”, spiritual movement “rebirth of four seasons” and natural image “riding winds and breaking waves” and others, the album depicts the history and life of Taiwan. The album integrates blowing instrument into Chinese and western percussion instrument to portray Taiwan as Drum Music Land in the original concept.

The good news to Taiwan artists internationally one after another, Culture Construction Commission of Executive Yuan feels greatly honored, applauds for Ten Drum group’s achievements and supports the nominators to present the award ceremony of Grammy Awards. As the fashion design industry is on sale all over the world, Culture Construction Commission has been interacting with Ministry of Economic Affairs, Fashion Industry, Taiwan Textile Federation, Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA since 2001 and hosting “Taiwan Costume party ---Fashion Style” activities for five times since 2002, the commission tries to inspire the creative inspirations of designers from the connation of Taiwan multicultural aspects. As Gu Youwen was honored the significant costume design award internationally, the Commission, New York Center gives an administrative assistance to arrange transportation, media exclusive interviews and other issues, but also presents the award ceremony, thus giving Mr. Gu the greatest support and encouragement.

News Source: Construction Culture Commission
For multimedia files included at :http://www.cna.com.tw/postwrite/cvpread.aspx?ID=45245


Folk Sound Pride of Taiwan Drum Music Land of Ten Drum shortlisted for Grammy Awards

中時Update: 2009/12/04 03:16 Lin Caiyun/from Taipei
China Times Lin Caiyun/from Taipei
Drum Music Land of Tainan-based Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, made by Wind Records, defeats hundreds of competitors and is nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Traditional World Music Album for the first time after Taiwan got the nomination in music 16 years ago. With the shrinking of Taiwan self-made records market, this album brings confidence to Taiwan records industry after being affirmed by the world music circle.

The last Taiwan music album nominated by Grammy Awards was Phantom Fantasia for Best Performance Album in 1993. This album was released by Elite Record and produced by Zheng Boqiu; but the performance content was music drama of Andrew Lloyd Webber performed by London Symphony Orchestra. However, Drum Music Land, shortlisted for Grammy Awards, was composed, performed, produced by Taiwan local musicians, which can represent authentic Taiwan music.

Tainan-based Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, was founded in 2000, devotes to popularizing folk drum art. Hsieh Shi, music director of the Group, grew up with gongs and drums. “My father is a head of Taoist priests, when I was 3 years old, one day, the ceremony drum teacher was busy and not available suddenly and I was called to play the drum instead.
Based in Tainan, art flourishing from gongs and drums in temples

This experience helped Hsieh Shi become interested in drum. He decided to engage in the drum art for all his life. Hsieh Shi says, he thought that playing drum was only considered as a folk custom, but he changed his idea when he was 16 years old, Yim Hok-Man, percussion master came to Taiwan to perform. Suddenly, I realized that percussion also can be a kind of art and gain respect.

The group is called Ten Drum because Hsieh Shi considers that “ten” resembles the crossing drumsticks and gathering the power of each direction. His ideal is to build Tainan to be a Drum County and Taiwan a Drum Music Land.

Hsieh Shi says, Taiwan drum culture came with Zheng Chenggong and originated in Tainan. Song Jiang Drum, drum-jumping and other folk art are all related to Zheng Chenggong. Drum Art of Ten Drum Art Percussion Group highlights postures and multiple playing methods. “Our members run 5000 meters and hit the drum for 4000 times a day, and they also need to do farm work.”

Hsieh Shi says, Drum Music Land album portrays history, nature and idyllic scenery of Taiwan by means of music. The five pieces of tunes included in the album are all composed by him. Door of Taiwan totals over 20 minutes, which use suona horn, dulcimer and other instruments and various drum sounds to depict the situation when Zheng Chenggong lands at Lu Er Men Xi Kou. Riding Winds and Breaking Waves is composed of six voice parts such as bilateral drum, wind gong, bass drum, showing the situation of riding winds and breaking waves.

Depicting Taiwan by means of music preserving tradition while innovation
Grammy Awards is one of the most famous recording awards. Yu Suying, director of planning department of Wind Records, points out that there are more than 3,600 award members composed of professionals related to music records industry, the shortlist is voted by the members. To her knowledge, there are only three Taiwanese currently, so it is a surprise to obtain the nomination because it is only a try to apply at that time.

Yu Suying considers the nomination of Drum Music Land for Grammy Awards highlights the taste of foreign music workers for Traditional world music album, i.e. paying attention to remaking besides tradition, it is better to distinguish from the original performance form.


Ten Drum Art Percussion Group is shortlisted for Grammy Awards.

2009/12/06
This is another good news for Taiwan to win glory. Drum Music Land album of Ten Drum Art Percussion Group is shortlisted for Grammy Awards for best traditional world music album and it is Lu Er Men-themed, the history of Taiwan.

Fast as Wind and Lightning is another tune included in Drum Music Land. With mysterious style, the tune makes people feel the vast strength of the universe. And Riding winds and breaking Waves, composed by group leader Hsieh Shi, conveys the preserving spirit. The album takes Zheng Chenggong defeating Dutch as the story to portray Taiwan’s history in music. The good authentic music is affirmed by the world music circle, thus it is nominated for Grammy Awards.

Whether it is awarded or not, it is confirmed that the local authentic Taiwan music has moved lots of people.
Formosa News Lin Junming from Tainan County