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Telus Taiwanfest:: Taiwan Rising

The Chairman Band
The Chairman Band
Telus Taiwanfest:: Taiwan Rising
TORONTO  •  Harbourfront Centre  •  Ongoing

This year’s three-day festival features a dance spectacle traditionally only seen in temples and rituals to keep evil away, Courtesy of The Techno Prince, this dance performance was one of the most popular programmes during the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and features elaborately-costumed characters doing their interpretation of "Gods Must Be Crazy."
Concert highlights include a performance from The Chairman Band – an alternative rock band and one of Taiwan’s most popular music exports. Recently released their eighth studio album merges Taiwanese folk traditions with rock and roll. Saturday night also features another performance on the WestJet Stage with three of Taiwan’s leading pop music performers: Della is a talented Chinese female vocalist,  Magic Power (a group of gifted young musicians that combine hip hop, funk, rock and rap) and Champion (an alternative rock band that began their pop music careers performing at Taiwanese indie festivals).  

Other events include a special acrobatic performance and film screening with Mr.Candle (Huang Ming-cheng), a renowned stuntman and dancer who recently traveled around Taiwan taking pictures in dangerous settings (on the edge of cliffs, on rocks in the sea, on top of buildings and the back seat of a scooter) while doing hand-stands.
Taiwanese cuisine is also showcased throughout the festival.

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Contact: Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M5J 2G8
Tel: (1) 416 973 40 00

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