Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teochew Hip Hop

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

Learning Teochew in Hong Kong

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

Gaginang Conference 2011 in Oakland, CA, USA

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!)