The journey towards learning Mandarin has been a long and hard road with a lot, a lot, a lot of practice and patience. The reward? Beautiful Chinese songs
Yup, our son loves to sing Mandarin songs and one of his favourite artistes is Wang LeeHom. In Mandarin, he’s 王力宏 and the boy goes on to explain that it’s Wang from King, Li from ??? and Hom from Hero. All I know is that he’s a super cute American-born Chinese based in Taiwan.
This handsome lad can not only sing, he plays the piano, the violin, the drums, the guitar and it seems that he’s acted in a few movies too.
While I love his ballads and his hip-hop songs, I also love the songs where he infuses Chinese elements like the erhu and the Beijing opera especially in Hua Tian Cuo – 花田錯.
Another mind-blowing one that has hip-hop, rap and a Chinese flute called koudi is named “Girlfriend”. I wonder if the koudi needs a cane like the oboe?
I’ve just listened to another one called “Deep Within the Bamboo Grove” but that was a bit too heady for me.
LeeHom Wang is such a creative and experimental singer I’m not surprised that he’s got such a huge following both among the young and the old, male and female. Do you like Wang LeeHom too?