This episode features two second-generation migrants from the Philippines — Lu Hsiao-chien (呂曉清) and her younger sister, Lu Hsiao-ching (呂曉清).
The pair, who inherited their grandfather Lu Liang-hao’s (呂良豪) musical talent, have won various music competitions with their band “Lu Xiao Xiao Band” (呂曉曉樂團).
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Of the many singing competitions they participated in, Lu Hsiao-chien said the “New Power Voice-Southeast Asian Parent-Child Singing Competition” with her mother and her sister (Lu Hsiao-ching) was the one that left the deepest impression on her
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was also present at the competition and witnessed the wonderful performance of the daughters with their mother on stage.
The song they sang that day was the classic Philippine song “Anak,” which is a very representative song in the Philippines. The lyrics centers around the love and dedication of parents to their children.
Lu Hsiao-chien remembers when they joined the singing competition.
She said that she wore the traditional Filipiniana dress on that day, which was made of pineapple fiber, and the butterfly sleeves which represent a symbol of status for the women.
After more than 3 hours of competition, Lu Hsiao-chien, her younger sister, and her mother performed with their beautiful singing voices and won first place in the competition.
Lu Hsiao-chien, who has loved singing since she was a child, joined the guitar club in high school which inspired her to become more involved with music.
During the show, Lu Hsiao-chien also showcased her talent and sang famous English songs live.
Music-loving listeners and friends are welcome to visit the “Lu Xiaoxiao” Facebook page and the YouTube channel “Abby Lu.”
Not only can they enjoy their musical creations, but can also understand the cultural differences between Taiwan and the Philippines.