During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta the official song by Enigma—“Return to Innocence”—included a short section sung by Kuo Ying-nan and the Ma-Lan Choirs (in 1999, a copyright lawsuit ended with an out-of-court settlement establishing Kao Ying-nan of the Taiwanese Amis tribe as the righteous owner of the song.) With their beautiful sonorous voices, the Ma-Lan Choirs has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. When he was young, Kuo Ying-nan (or “Difang” in his aboriginal dialect ) used to hang around with his friends of the Ma-Lan Choirs. Who thought that playing around would foster their interest in singing. With their amazing voices and vivid body language, they have made the polyphonic singing style of the Amis aborigines known throughout the world.
Kuo Ying-nan (Difang) and his wife recently passed away, but the aged members of Ma-Lan Choir have vowed to continue singing their beloved songs and make their enchanting voices─a gift bestowed by heaven—heard in the world.