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2019 TAIWANfest - Ju Percussion
Performance

Stunning Virtuosity

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 - Sorry Youth
Performance

Island Scream

When you first meet Sorry Youth, you will notice their combination of Mandarin and Taiwanese dialogue along with the common Taiwanese youthful and friendly neighbour-like vibe. When they stand on stage, you can feel like the radiant and passionate rush of energy…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Opening Concert Vancouver
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 - 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…

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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 gathers…

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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 Identities

This is a dialogue about music and identity.
Four musicians from four cultures,
Each of different ethnicities,
Yet, who share the same life experiences.

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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 - Iris Bookstore
Bookstore

Intriguing Connections Bookstore​

Reading helps people develop the ability of independent thinking; to read, is to understand the meaning of….

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TAIWANfest 2019 Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
Performance

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko

Vancouver Okinawa Taiko has been performing in numerous cultural festivals, charity functions…

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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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Performance

Vietnamese Bamboo Music

Showcasing rare and unique musical instruments that are made of bamboo, interspersed with peoples of…

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2019 TAIWANfest - We were children
Film

We Were Children

For over 100 years, Indigenous children in Canada were legally required to attend church-run boarding schools…

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2019 TAIWANfeset - Go Go Sister
Film

Go Go Sisters

Hieu Phuong runs into an old friend, My Dung, who used to be the leader of Wild Horse, a friend group of six sassy…

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2019 TAIWANfest - Vi An
Hope TalkPerformance

Music and My Journey of Identities – Vi An

Adopted in 1978 at approximately 11 weeks-old from a ditch outside Ho Chi Minh City….

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2019 TAIWANfest - Tiffany Moses
Hope TalkPerformance

Music and My Journey of Identities – Tiffany Moses

Tiffany Moses is a vocalist and audio engineer currently living in Vancouver, BC. Inspired by a love of music, she has been singing since she was a young girl…

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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 Performance - Newspaper
Performance

Newspaper

Although he has long been away from his hometown, international student Xiao Wu has settled down in his new home in a foreign land. Yet, not all of his fellow countrymen …

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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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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 - 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. Her artistic concepts…

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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 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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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, searching for someone to ask….

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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, the puppet show is…

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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! This summer, parents and children alike can be puppeteers…

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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 …

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2019 TAIWAnfeset - Kids Zone
Activity

Kids Zone

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

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Culinary

Friendship Kitchen – Coast-to-Coast Cuisine

The three inventive chefs are ready to work together with local chefs from Toronto and Vancouver, joining in with Canadians from different backgrounds – sharing their love for cooking, savouring these unique experiences in life, and indulging into their exquisite dishes…

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Culinary

Beer Garden

Beer Garden TAIWANfest On a hot summer’s day, what beats the glaring sun better than a cold glass of beer? This year at TAIWANfest, in …

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TAIWANfest 2019 Performance - Herstory
Performance

Herstory

Our “History” has been missing the part of “HERSTORY” for far too long. This time, she will be telling her story in the language she chooses, so the vividness of her mother tongue can be preserved…

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Performance

Metanioa Dance Group

METANIOA DANCE GROUP METANIOA DANCE GROUP This group of young musicians and dancers seem to have an endless range of talents! Meet the Metanoia Dance …

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