BBC Radio 3 World Music Award 2008
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Sa Dingding... a young contender for global stardom
-- The Guardian (****)
Imagine Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon scored by the Cocteau Twins
Made In China. The singer poised to sweep the globe
The music is striking, overlaying delicate Eastern folk melodies with Western beats and electronica, tracks such as 'Holy Incense' conjure majestic, soundscapes of mountain and river and make Dingding an impressive addition to the ranks of world divas
On Alive, Sa Dingding comes across as a Chinese Bjork or Kate Bush
This memorable outing makes it clear that the expressive Dingding is both a risk-taker and an artist of depth.
It seems that if any musician is going to wean our ears away from African and Latin music onto the Chinese stuff, then it’s going to be one like this, someone who makes music that is not Chinese opera, not mainstream pop, but a mixture of roots and modernity.
With her unmistakable unique voice and distinctive musical vision, Sa Dingding represents an original creative passion affected by ethnic diversity and shaped by a modern China.
She’s clearly out to make music that’s free from boundaries and convention
-- World Music Central
01- Mama Tian Na (Mantra)
02- Alive (Mantra)
03- Holy Incense (Tibet Version)
04- Oldster by Xilin River (Sancrit)
05- Tuo Luo Ni (Sancrit)
06- Lagu Lagu (Self-created Language)
07- Flickering with Blossoms (Chinese Version)
08- Holy Incense (Chinese Version)
09- Alive (Chinese Version)
10- Qin Shang (Chinese Version)