REMEMBERED AND REMIXED
FAMILY FOLK SONGS, Vol. 1
Going Back is a modern collection of Canadian-Asian folk music inspired by traditional songs from China and Taiwan, remembered and remixed by 3x Juno-nominated singer-songwriter, Ginalina, and presented in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese..
Newly arranged songs include, and are inspired by, classics such as Jasmine Flower, Diu Diu Deng, and Gong Xi. West Coast flavours of accordion, banjo, guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, percussion, ukulele, and violin are complemented by guests from the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble on the Erhu ("two-string violin") and Zither (guzheng).
Thank you for visiting. enjoy this new Family Folk project!
his album is part of a larger vision to share, preserve, and celebrate a small but valuable part of Asian-Canadian heritage and culture.
Over the pandemic, Canadian Folk Singer-Songwriter, Ginalina, was burdened to connect more regularly with her parents, who lived over 3300 km away. As the days, weeks, and months passed, she found herself on the phone with them discovering more and more about their past, their stories, their songs, and her Asian heritage. As the conversations deepened, so did the stories, the laughter, the understanding of their roots, and the wonderful music. That time together is the foundation and inspiration for this Remembered and Remixed Canadian-Asian Family Folk album. Vol. 1 is called, "Going Back" to symbolize the value of learning, and not forgetting, where we came from.
BC-based and 3x Juno-nominated Ginalina, creates a world of West Coast folk music and books that celebrate family, nature, culture, community, and the connections we share between them. Her songs and stories are warm and winsome, emotive and energizing. Her music videos air on BC Knowledge Kids Network, Universal Kids Network, and CBC Kids. Her music has received over 20 national and international nominations and prizes and she shares her music locally, nationally, and internationally. This album features long-time music partners Mario Vaira, Spencer Capier, and Steve Charles, as well as new friends Ji Rong Huang and Sarah Yu Sha Tan.
To learn more about Ginalina and her Family Folk music, visit www.ginalinamusic.com