Migration Music Festival
|Country and Region||Taiwan — Taipei|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Festival Contact Information|
Migration Music Festival features a diverse program based on a multicultural blending of music that occur naturally through the migration and interaction of ethnic groups. The program includes music, film screenings, workshops and seminars whose foundation is to encourage respect and tolerance among all peoples. The international festival showcases folk and traditional music from diverse cultures where migration and exposure to cultural arts has fostered a rich offspring of honoring both diversity and commonalities.
|Festival Dates||September 26 - October 4, 2009|
2008 theme of “City Borders” highlights:
- STriCat, Romanian trio that are currently based in Amsterdam play accordion, trumpet and cimbalom blending Romanian folk music with Dutch influences.
- Sameer Makhoul, a Palestinian from Galilee sings and plays the oud partners with Itamar Doari, and Israeli percussionist.
- Huong Thanh, from Ho Chi Minh City is now a singer is based in Paris blends classical and contemporary music.
- Panai, from Taiwan is a Pinuyumayan-Amis singer-songwriter and guitar player.
- Ken Ohtake, a Japanese guitarist and composer appear with two musicians from Taiwan — Chung Yu-feng, a pipa player and Lin Sheng-xiang, a Hakka musician blending jazz, blues and pop based on sounds of traditional Okinawaian music.
Articles and Reviews:
- Migration Music Festival kicks off for 2008, by June Tsai (Taiwan Journal, October 3,2008)