Late bass maestro Joy Kuo to be honored at music awards

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Joy Kuo (郭宗韶, right)/CNA file photo

Joy Kuo (郭宗韶, right)/CNA file photo

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) Taiwanese bass maestro Joy Kuo (郭宗韶), who died of illness in June aged 66, will receive the Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2017 Golden Indie Music Awards, the jury announced Tuesday.

Kuo was involved with Mandarin pop music for more than 40 years, from concerts and recording studio sessions in the early days to a teaching role more recently, the jury said.

Many of his students have gone on to make a name for themselves in Taiwan's pop music scene, they said.

Meanwhile, this year's jury award will be presented to Taiwanese rapper Dwagie (大支) for his 2016 album "Hard Knock," they added.

The awards ceremony will be held on Oct. 28 at the National Taiwan University (NTU) Sports Center.

A total of 112 nominees are vying for the 19 awards up for grabs this year, according to the organizers.

(By Chiang Pei-ling and Y.F. Low)

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