Correcting a Facebook post: the drummer girl is from Taiwan, not S Korea

The video in question:

JISHOU, HUNAN — So, while I was noodling on Facebook last month in the USA, I came across this video of a young street performer playing a mean drum cover. I was impressed, so I shared it on my timeline.

The originator of the post said she’s Korean, which I found out today is wrong.

The drummer is 羅小白 Luó xiao bái, who goes by the stage name S. White (小白 xiao bái), 23. She’s from Taipei, Taiwan, not South Korea. Here’s her Facebook page.

[ADDENDUM. Hold the phone, Al! Commenter Jim Shreve has pointed out that both the original poster of this video and I probably have misidentified this drummer. First of all, I had her Chinese name wrong — now corrected — and worse yet, now I am pretty sure Jim is right and the drummer is not S. White, but her buddy, Vela Blue, the stage name of Chen Manqing 陈曼青.]

Here the same drummer performing another cover. The OP identifies her as S. White, but now I think she’s really Vela Blue.

This one is definitely S.White performing.

S. White and Vela Blue (who now has blue hair) sometimes perform together. Vela Blue, 29, also has some good chops on the drums. Here’s her Facebook page.

Here’s the two of them performing together. Vela is on the left.

I notice both Xiao Bai and Vela Blue have the same right hand drumstick twirl.

Jim linked to this better quality video of the two performing. Take a look at all these, and tell me if the girl in the first two vids is Vela Blue or S. White.

Meanwhile, since I follow both of them on Instagram, I may just ask them myself to clear it all up.


Originally published at Wheat-dogg’s World.