Aboriginal A Cappella Singers
Best Singing Group of the 24th Golden Melody Award
Soprano/Jen Alto/Tanya Tenor/Anton Tenor‧VP/Sean Bass/Jia-Ching (J.C.)
Only two months after their establishment, O-Kai Singers managed to take home first place as a dark horse in the national category at the Taiwan International Contemporary A Cappella Festival. Since then they set new records in the Taiwan a cappella scene, winning more than 20 domestic and international awards (the most awarded). They were invited by the top international a cappella groups including The Swingle Singers, The Real Group and The Idea of North to share stage.
They have collaborated with Grammys Award winning musicians to publish their first album O-Kai A Cappella; the album won the award of “Best Jazz Album” for Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) which is the equivalent to Grammys Award in the a cappella world (the first being awarded in Taiwan). They were awarded “Ten Best Albums of 2012” by Chinese Musicians’ Association (Taiwan). Breaking the Golden Melody Awards record, their first album won three awards of “Best Singing Group”, “Best Aboriginal Album”, and “Special Jury Prize” for the 24th Golden Melody Awards while being nominated “Best New Singer”, “Best Album Producer Prize” and “Best Music Composer Prize” (What’s worth noting is that the “Special Jury Prize” was not awarded to anyone four out of the seven years since its establishment. Winning this prize with the first album was literally unheard of.)