Stage Name: Suming
Birth Name: Suming Rupi
Tribal heritage: Amis
Place of Birth: Dulan, Donghe Township, Taitung County, Taiwan
Suming Rupi is an Amis singer-songwriter, actor, artist, dancer and music festival founder from the Dulan tribal village in Taitung County in Taiwan, who is also currently serving as a board member for Taiwan Public Television.
The string of major awards he has won, including a Golden Horse film award, a Golden Melody Award and a Golden Indie Music Award, are not just a testament to the recognition that Suming has achieved in the visual arts and music scenes, but are also a reflection of the development of his own tribe’s culture in the context of contemporary society.
From dedicating himself to returning to his tribal homeland to run youth teaching organizations, to producing albums in his mother tongue, Amis, and founding the Amis Music Festival, Suming has fed back into his own living culture, his land and his tribe, sharing it with people around the world.
In recent years, Suming has been invited to renowned music festivals around the world, including Glastonbury Festival and WOMAD UK, Norway’s Riddu Riđđu Festival, as well as a string of performances in Japan, including 2017 Fuji Rock, Good Neighbors Jamboree and 2018 Trans Asia Music Meeting, dedicating himself to promoting local Amis, Taiwanese indigenous and Taiwanese culture around the world!
2017 Presidential Cultural Award: Youth Creativity Award
2016 Golden Melody Award for Song of the Year - ‘Do Not Give Up’
2015 Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Song - ‘Do Not Give Up'
2014 TMC Hard Earth Hero Award - ‘Amis Life’
2013 KKBox Digital Music Award: Independent Spirit Award
2011 Golden Melody Award for Best Album in an Indigenous Language - ‘Suming’
2010 Golden Indie Music Best Album Award - ‘Suming’
2010 Golden Indie Music Best Live Performance Award
2010 The Association of Music Workers in Taiwan Best 10 Albums - ‘Suming’
2008 Golden Horse Award for Best Newcomer - Hopscotch