Xinyao Sharing Session by Alumni by Lu Zhenzhen / Winson lee (18S25)
On the 3rd of March, TCR Music Station came to JJC and put up a Xinyao concert for the J1 students. JJ Alumnus, Jiang Sijian, who is also under TCR, performed several songs and introduced Xinyao to the students. Xinyao, which literally means “Singapore Songs” is a genre of music composed in the early 90s, and JJC is the place of its origin.
Renowned songwriter, Chen Jiaming, encouraged the students to take part in the National Xinyao Singing and Song Writing Competition and mentioned that he was inspired by the Taiwanese folk music at that time and started writing songs while he was in JJC. He held on to his dreams and beliefs and told the students that we could now tap onto the wonders of technology to create our own music.