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GOLDEN MELODY: O-Kai Singers win Jury Award

2013/07/06 22:02:24

Taipei, July 6 (CNA) The O-Kai Singers, an aboriginal a cappella singing group, won the Jury Award of the 24th Golden Melody Awards Saturday.

The group, made up of five indigenous Taiyan people, won the prize because of their revolutionary interpretation of a cappella, according to the Culture Ministry.

"The O-Kai Singers mix aboriginal language with a cappella music to demonstrate beautiful and novel melodies," the ministry said in a press release.

The group is seen as a shoo-in of the Golden Melody Awards as it has already won the awards of Best Aboriginal Album and Best Group.

It was also nominated for three other categories, including Best New Artist, Best Album Producer and Best Musical Arranger.

The O-Kai Singers have toured the world since the group's establishment in 2004, and have been hailed by international music insiders as full of potential.

The group also captured the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards earlier this year for its album O-Kai A Cappella.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)