Month: June 2018

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Ancestors' Stories You Were Never Told

Ancestors’ Stories You Were Never Told

Do you ever wonder who you are? Where you come from? Or why you exist here and now? If you have ever wondered about you and your family’s origins, you may be interested in discovering more about our common origins and the path of migration….

TAIWANfest Culinary - Let's Savour Taiwan

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….

TAIWANfest Performance - Hataw

The Neo-Filipino

“Hataw” in English means to give one’s all – to give one’s best performance. This group brings together professional dancers, singers, musicians, multi-disciplinary artists, and community dancers from Filipino folkdance troupes across North America…..

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Sundays in Taiwan

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….

TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Sundays in Taiwan

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….

PF02 TAIWANfest Performance

Hohaiyan Mabuhay!

SFU Concert Orchestra Mario Subeldia Auba Rukai Children’s Choir Music and arts have a way of connecting cultures, communities, and even eras. From last year’s tale of Taiwanese in Japan to this year’s Filipino in Taiwan, no cultural dialogue is complete without exploring these cross-cultural influences. Sometimes, examining and learning about a different culture ends …

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TAIWANfest Performance - Song of the Rukai

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 Madagascar….

TAIWANfest Performance

Fête with the Philippines! – Music Concert

Kicking off the three-day flurry of festivities in style, this year’s TAIWANfest Opening Concert returns to the newly renovated Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza featuring an evening performance like nothing you’ve ever seen! Featuring the music of Vancouver-based Juno nominee Warren Dean Flandez alongside the award-winning Auba Rukai Children’s Choir and the equally talented 13-year-old cellist….

TAIWANfest Performance - Song of the Rukai

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…..

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