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TAIWANfest Performance - Song of the Rukai
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Songs of the Rukai

Voices of schoolchildren echo vividly through mountains and plains, cutting through the humid summer air carrying whispers of a tribe reborn. The Auba Children’s Choir hail from the Rukai tribe in Taiwan, one of countless indigenous groups belonging to the Austronesian family spanning the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and even..... Read more
TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Island's Young Cellist
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Island’s Young Cellist

13 year old Jamie Chan is a self-proclaimed Cello and Classical music fanatic, playing in the Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Whether at school or in the orchestra, he has a distinct air of maturity and elegance that is very different from... Read more
TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Going Home
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Going Home

When was the last time you went home? Or do you consider yourself already at home? Going home seems to be a choice for many of us, but for some it is impossible. In a modern world.... Read more
TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Pinoy Love in Taipei
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Pinoy Love in Taipei

Gen Huang's tale is of a true love that transcends cross-cultural borders. In 2007, she started Philtai: The Voice, a platform for Filipinos in Taiwan to connect with others that are also living there.... Read more
TAIWANfest Culinary - Let's Savour Taiwan
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Let’s Savour Taiwan

How can an island nation support 23 million mouths with eco-friendly and sustainable agriculture? Discover the tastes and stories that inspired us to cross oceans and continents - Let’s Savour Taiwan.... Read more
TAIWANfest Bookstore - Taiwan's Bookstore
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Taiwan’s Bookstore

Visiting a bookstore is one way to experience the unique literatures in Taiwan . Readers from around the world, whether living in or just visiting Taiwan, can always experience the warmth that a Taiwanese bookstore brings.... Read more
TAIWANfest Performance - Lovegate
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Lovegate

Emerging out from the corners of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; four misadventurers with a rock and roll background assembled a band. None of them had similar lives but the common bond was the music.... Read more
TAIWAMfest Hope Talk - Let's Savour Taiwan
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Let’s Savour Taiwan

“What kind of future will we choose for the environment we live in?” This simple thought has continued to eat away at the mind of Taiwanese artist Yen-Chun Lu, whose dream is to return to her hometown in Gongliao District to open a corner store (柑仔店) sharing various foods, produce, and eco-friendly farm products from all over Taiwan.... Read more
TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Old God Speaks Again
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Old God Speaks Again

One should never judge a book by its cover. Beneath the rough appearance of toned muscle, a tattooed body, and shaved head lives a mentor of life, wisdom, and spiritual strength. This man is Ming-Chieh Hsieh, who once lived a rebel’s life.... Read more
TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Migrants' Park
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Migrants’ Park

Each day, we pass by endless waves of new people as we each travel through life. For some, the chance to meet is fleeting, as they are only in our country for a short while - yet have you ever paid attention to listen to their voices? The voices of migrant workers.... Read more
TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Sundays in Taiwan
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  • Exhibition ·
  • Hope Talk ·

Sundays in Taiwan

At age 25, Mario left his hometown of Luzon in the Philippines, travelling to work in the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. To overcome his homesickness, he once had the idea of using sand to draw his family's faces on the beach, unexpectedly sparking his interest in "sand painting" as he discovered his talent.... Read more
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