As some of you may already know, I have created a new playlist in continued honor of the Lunar New Year of the Rooster. When I created this playlist, I thought of the Rooster, which is thought to be brave, resilient, committed & loyal in Chinese astrology. With these qualities in mind, I could not help but include music from some of the great composers & musicians from Asia like Tan Dan, Shigeru Umebayashi, Kenji Kawai, Yo Yo Ma, & Jay Chou. The music were from musical scores they had created for movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Hero, Ip Man, Fearless & Empress of China. Much of the music from each movie had conveyed a sense each character’s resilience as they stayed true to their goals & beliefs regardless of the outcome. Therefore, I wanted to create a playlist that I felt honored the Lunar New Year of the Rooster & our continued resilience as we re-commit ourselves to our goals & continue to move forward throughout the coming year.
What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart