Dialogue with Spain


Cinematic Taiwan

A Performance in the Church

Identity: Lost and Found

When the Flowers Bloom

Hope Talk

From Guest to Host: Hakka Migration Around the World

How Minnanese Survived Abroad during the Age of Exploration?

Barefoot and High Heels

The Making of New Taiwanese Pop Music

Where is Multiculturalism Heading to?

we the same Book Launch: A Cultural Discourse with Music and Readings

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TAIWANfest Vancouver is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered here, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples of this land while we engage in meaningful conversations of culture and reconciliation.

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Feature Performance - No on is an outsider - home

From the Curating Team

How do the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Taiwan bring back their traditional culture and mother tongues, how do they gradually break free from the shackles of colonial history, after so long of their culture and lifestyles being stolen and repressed? Their resilience and creativity revived their repressed culture as they sought to escape the shackles of colonialism. In a multicultural society, different generations of immigrants face complex cultural intersections, leading them to explore the concept of identity. They need to deal with the values, traditions, and customs of different cultures, and find their own place within this diverse environment. This is a journey full of challenges and opportunities. Cultural convergence brings cross-cultural exchanges while also breeding unique local characteristics.

Through various forms of artistic performances, today’s Indigenous communities are trying to preserve their unique cultures while also communicating and innovating with other cultures. Second-generation and onward immigrant Canadian musicians use sound as a medium to take on the important question of self-identity and create masterpieces. This music shows love for cultural roots and highlights the beauty of diversity. This art conveys the wisdom of the Indigenous peoples, and promotes cultural understanding and mutual respect.

From magnificently intricate Chinese orchestral music, with its timeless traditional instruments and folk songs, this series of unique music performances combines elements of traditional Chinese music, orchestral symphony, Indigenous song, and electronic music. A fascinating journey that will inspire the audience to reflect on the sharing of cultures. Witness a special soundscape that highlights the fusion and symbiosis between different musical styles and cultures. This is the charm of cultural diversity!