His music is based on the connection between his root

ots as an ethnic Puyuma and American blues.For American director and writer Kurt Paul MacCarley, the Chi

nese violin concerto Butterfly Lovers not only took him through a beautiful and sad love stor

y but has also inspired him to collaborate with Chinese musicians for his new movie Shanghai Cinderella.

“I cried in my heart. It was very emotional,” MacCarley said after watching the show on Friday.

“We are casting (for) the new movie. The music solo inspired me tonight to make this music collaboration.”

The concerto, performed by renowned Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing, illustrates the folktale of

the star-crossed lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, known as the “Chinese Romeo and Juliet”.

He left the music scene in the 1980s to help found non-profit organizations to protect the rig

hts of Taiwan aborigines. When he returned to the music scene with a single, entitled In a Flash, in 2005, the

singer-songwriter won both the Best Lyricist and Best Song of the Year Golden Melody Awards a year later.

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