《第27屆金曲獎頒獎典禮》表演嘉賓紀曉君照片

After a five year hiatus, famed Taiwanese Aboriginal singer Samingad will be performing at this year’s Golden Melody Awards come June 25th.

Drawing inspiration from Mother Earth, Samingad will be using music to encompass the environmental and social problems Taiwan currently faces.

Her set list will be composed of three songs-one in Mandarin, one in Taiwanese and one in the Aboriginal Puyuma language.

The biggest feat in preparing for her performance was said to be getting the emotional component of it right. Of her challenges, Samingad said:

“One of the songs, ‘Lullaby,’ was so frustrating for me because I just couldn’t find the deep emotional component. I shut myself in my room everyday worrying over it. Until, one day, I just intuited how it was to be a mother: holding a baby in you for 10 months, having a baby girl, doting over her every day until, at the age of four, you lose her right in front of your eyes.”

Having previously won the Best New Artist at the 1999 GMAs and Best Dialect Female Vocalist in 2002, Samingad is no newcomer to the awards festivities, having performed to high critical acclaim songs such as “Myth”.

She humorously quipped of her preparation for the performance: “Don’t think I’ll lose weight for the performance. And please don’t mistake me for Jiajia’s mother.”

This year, the 27th Golden Melody Awards Ceremony will take place on June 25th at Taipei Arena. The Red Carpet starting 5pm and the Ceremony starting 7pm will be broadcasted live on TTV Main Channel by Taiwan Television Enterprise, the event’s executive organizer. Rebroadcast will be aired on TTV’s digital channel.