Panai is a self-taught singer-songwriter of the Puyuma and Amis tribes of southeastern Taiwan. She spent her childhood traveling with her family through the cities and countryside of Taiwan, following available employment, and her music reflects a life of wandering and yearning for home. Panai's songs forge eclectic influences into a passionate style that has led many to call her the Tracy Chapman of Taiwan.
Panai's first album “Ni wa-wa” was released in 2000 and received an award as one of the top 10 albums of the year by the China Times. In 2001, the live album “Pau-dull and Panai Live” was released. Panai's next studio album will be released in 2008.