Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A while back I posted some songs from some Sua:tao hip-hop artists, now here is a short clip of an interview with some more - with English subtitles (its in Mandarin, but the music is in Teochew)! Enjoy! I honestly can't say the music sounds great, but then again, I'm not much of a hip-hop fan. I wonder where all the Teochew indie music is though... I guess that's just more searching to do!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
And from Hong Kong is a documentary about dying regional Chinese languages and cultures. Featured prominently is Teochew (aka: Chiu Chow). Check out the video about 50 seconds in and you'll see some gang-hude as well as a class learning Teochew. Awesome no? The whole thing is in Cantonese, but the subtitles are in Mandarin (or is it just Mandarin-style Cantonese?). Credit goes to Gaginang poster NG for posting this on Gaginang's messageboard first.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Check out an awesome event for anyone interested in Teochew-ness: Gaginang's biennial conference, and not just because I co-founded this organization (and am a current staff member), but because its really an awesome event where you get to meet other Teochew nang who are into their Teochew-ness. And to anyone who doesn't happen to live in California: imagine 100+ young Teochews happily learning, talking, and thoroughly enjoying their Teochew heritage. Make the journey - how many conferences do you know like this? eh???? What do you say? "Uabe jing AWESOME" is what I say! Cool speakers, awesome workshops, fun games, and more stuff I don't even know.. =)
Learn more and register OFFICIAL 2011 CONFERENCE
- August 13-14, 2011 (Saturday 9am - 9pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm)
- Oakland, CA, USA
- Register early to get a discounted registration price (c'mon, if you're Teochew you want to save some money, Let's be real!)