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2019 TAIWANfest - Ju Percussion
Performance

Stunning Virtuosity – Beats of Heart: Percussion Quintet

Rhythm is like a heartbeat. The heartbeat-like vibe gives percussion a sense of humanness and familiarity. Even from infancy, human instinct is to hit and strike. Perhaps, that is what makes percussion music lively and spirited…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Opening Concert
Performance

Celebrate Women Concert

Tough like the fiercest waves, yet as warm and tender as the seas on a summer’s day, women exemplify the qualities of care, courage, and resilience. Across the world, women play a key part in society…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Sorry Youth
Performance

Island Scream – Sorry Youth

When you first meet Sorry Youth, you will notice their combination of Mandarin and Taiwanese dialogue along…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Wen Chen Lee
Hope Talk

Taiwan Refocus

Short for Taiwanese, the Chinese word “Tai” (台) was once looked down upon as tacky, unrefined, and inferior. Yet, Taiwanese visual artist Wen Cheng Lee has set out to reclaim that label, dubbing himself “Super Tai” Wen Cheng Lee…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Milkfish
Hope Talk

Taiwan Street Arts

Milkfish man’s strong unique personal style is shown not only through his art, but also his attire…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Taiwan Stage
Performance

Taiwan Stage

In the lively, sleepless streets of Taiwan, a truck slowly unravels, opening into a grand stage with dazzling neon lights. In the shadows of the temples, the stage reveals limitless colours, and bold designs…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Suana
Hope TalkPerformance

Music and My Journey of Identities – Suana

Suana began his long-lasting exploration of his identity, family, people, and Taiwanese society, building dialogue between Taiwanese society and the Amis people and culture…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Caroline
Hope Talk

My Journey In Taiwan as a Newcomer From Vietnam

How did an overseas student studying Mandarin in Taiwan become a YouTuber? How did she bring Taiwanese and Vietnamese peoples and cultures closer together?

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2019 TAIWANfest - Soy Sauce Lab
Activity

Let’s Savour Taiwan – The Soy Sauce Test

The world is familiar with soy sauce, the multipurpose, versatile condiment. Bottles are found at grocery stores and supermarkets across the world, yet what is true flavour of soy sauce…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Friendship Kitchen
Culinary

Friendship Kitchen

Food makes you happy! Sharing enriches your life! When people gather together in the kitchen, they share the experience of preparing food, tasting samples, and engaging in conversations with new friends. Through cooking, people, cultures…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Friendship Kitchen Chef Hung
Culinary

Friendship Kitchen – Hanoi Celebrity Chef

If one were to flip open one of his cookbooks, you might spot Chef Nguyen dashing through mountains or racing by the Vietnamese coast. You’ll see him grinning brightly as he…

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2019 TAIWANfest -Friendship Kitchen Chef Josie
Culinary

Friendship Kitchen – Petit été

Wondering why a Taipei white collar working in finance is so in love with Vietnam? TAIWANfest is…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Friendship Kitchen Allie
Culinary

Friendship Kitchen – The Alley No.11

She can be found teaching farmers how to nurture their plants to bring out rich, natural flavours. She can be found explaining theories and the methods of food processing. She just can’t stop talking about food…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Let's Savour Taiwan
Exhibition

Let’s Savour Taiwan

Behind the courageous yet warm and friendly people, and a country filled with cultural treasures, lies the stories of Taiwan. Get to know the island of Taiwan, and discover its stories, with “Let’s Savour Taiwan”…

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TAIWANfest 2019 Music and My Journey of Identities
Hope TalkPerformance

Music and My Journey of Identites

This is a dialogue about music and identity.
Two musicians from two cultures,
Each of different ethnicities…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Moulann
Hope TalkPerformance

Music and My Journey of Identities – Moulann

Classically trained as a pianist and composer, Moulann’s heart lies in pop songwriting…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Bao
Exhibition

Home Winds

Meeting photographer Bao Khanh and observing his work strike a similar tone. There is a sense of quiet, calm, and introspect, yet an aura of strength radiates….

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2019 TAIWANfest - Taiwan New DNA
Exhibition

Taiwan New DNA

Prior to major Han immigration to Taiwan in the 17th century, Indigenous populations had been living in Taiwan for thousands of years. Through changing eras, people of a vast range of backgrounds arrived in and immigrated to Taiwan….

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2019 TAIWANfest - Robot
Performance

The Robot Princes

There are thousands upon thousands of groups who can sing and dance. Yet. this unique group of Taiwanese performers couldn’t me more special. They do not fear tiring out, nor do they fear the spotlight. Instead, they fear an unenthusiastic audience…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Tri Vet
Performance

Vietnamese Traditional Melodies

Founded in 1993 by Kim Uyên – a professional Vietnamese traditional musician who has performed…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Haneum
Performance

Haneum – Korean Music and Percussion

After immigrating to Canada in 2000, he continued studying Korean percussion under Chris…

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2019 TAIWANfest Huong Viet
Performance

Huong Viet Group

The Huong-Viet Group was originally formed from groups of Vietnamese singers who were familiar to…

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2019 TAIWANfest Moulann
Performance

Straight Up

This Toronto-based vocalist, songwriter, and producer comes armed with her keytar and a blazing set of brainy…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Ao Dai
Performance

Ao Dai Canada – The Spirit of Vietnam

They are a Toronto-based non-profit organization that focuses on empowering individuals to be uniquely strong and beautiful. They aim to provide cultural…

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TAIWANfest 2019 - The Courage
Exhibition

The Courage

May 24, 2019 marks the historical event when Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

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TAIWANfest 2019 - Taiwan Bookstore
Bookstore

Taiwan Bookstore – Women Inspired

Behind the eyes of these female writers, they are reflecting on their own life stories, one by one, word by word. These stories are not necessarily historical chronicles, political commentaries, or biographies of the famous.

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TAIWANfest 2019 - Vietnam's Water Puppet
Activity

Puppeteer Workshop: Vietnam’s Water Puppet

You don’t have to venture all the way to Hanoi to experience the thousand-year history of the Vietnamese water puppets…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Glove Puppet
Activity

Puppeteer Workshop: Taiwan’s Glove Puppet

There is no doubt, Taiwan is an important place for the preservation and celebration of the puppet theatre. With its origins in folk culture and customs….

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Activity

Fun Stop

Perhaps you’ve been at TAIWANfest, and wondered where to find the show you want to watch. You might’ve spent valuable time wandering the venues…

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2019 TAIWANfest Pig Hero Ring Toss
Activity

Pig Hero Ring Toss

In 2019, the little Pig Heroes began their journey from LunarFest in the winter. This summer, they’ll continue their quest at TAIWANfest…

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Culinary

Street Banquet

What makes Taiwan one of the world’s most sought-after destinations? The food! At this year’s TAIWANfest…

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2019 TAIWAnfeset - Kids Zone
Activity

Kids Zone

When family and friends – big or small – are together, it’s the perfect chance to show off your creativity with arts and crafts…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Manfei
Film

Cinematic Taiwan: Manfei

She is the dazzling light on the stage, the one the spotlights follow. Her name draws thoughts of modern dance and poetry, the melodies, and the rhythms…

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2019 TAIWANfest - The Immortal's Play
Film

Cinematic Taiwan:The Immortal’s Play

How did a star of the Vietnamese National Circus become a star in traditional Taiwanese opera? Since childhood, Annie Nguyen dreamed of being a Vietnamese drama star…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Alison Zhao
Hope Talk

The Value Of Democracy: The Taiwan Story Of A Chinese Girl

Meet writer Alison Zhao. Within her works on the Chinese struggle for human rights and the feminist movement, her words keep the inner fire of China’s activists shining brightly…

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