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Jia Jia

19th November 2017 - Sunday 20:00

Jia Jia, Taiwan's sensational Mandapop artist is bringing her signature sounds to the Gramercy Theater!

Jia Jia (birth name Auli Puruburubuane) was born in Taitung City (Taitung County, Taiwan) in 1983 and is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She was introduced to music at an early age by her mother (a back up vocalist) and it wasn't long before she was following in her footsteps. She said in an interview, "When I was young I would sing in the shower while showering with my mother, and I told her once “mum I want to become a singer” and she said “stop your shenanigans and just shower” (laughs). But I think at some point everyone just realised I could sing, I think it was at a gathering or something like that when I was in kindergarten, I was singing and everyone was kind of like “she actually sings pretty well!” Her musical style is best described as Mandapop; a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music used to describe Mandarin-language popular songs. She's had a stellar career with 3 studio albums, 1 live album, and she's been the opening act for Taiwanese pop/rock band Mayday. She's received many accolades including a Golden Melody Award (for Best Vocal Collaboration) and 4 more Golden Melody Award nominations (for Best New Artist and 3 for Best Female Vocalist – Mandarin).

Don’t miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to Mandapop music!