Tropical Angels

Music and Lyrics by Sheng Lei
Book and Lyrics by Meng-Huan Lim

Set during the Pacific War, Tropical Angels follows the story of Yi-Ping, an Imperial Japanese soldier, and his journey of self in the midst of war. 

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Music by Sheng Lei
Book and Lyrics by Ioana Preda Buburuzan



Music by Sheng Lei
Book and Lyrics by AriDy Nox and Megan Petersen

It’s 1980 and Taiwan is under martial law. The country is split between the developing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that represents the people, and the government Kuomintang Nationalist Party (KMT). Government rule is often referred to as the “White Terror”. A man named Lin Yi-Hsiung has been imprisoned for the past year for his affiliation with a magazine that supports DPP political views. Our main character, Nylon, was a revolutionary newspaper owner who advocated “radical” journalism during the white terror oppression in Taiwan. When police forces came to arrest him, he locked himself in his office for days and eventually died by self-immolation. This song takes place at the beginning of his radical career.

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