Golden Melody music festival to feature concerts, forums

Want China Times
Date: 2015-06-07

The music festival that accompanies the Golden Melody Awards will this year feature

Last year's Golden Melody awards ceremony, June 2014. (File photo/China Times)

Last year’s Golden Melody awards ceremony, June 2014. (File photo/China Times)

several concerts in different musical genres to showcase the diversity of music in Taiwan, according to the organizers.

The Global Music Festival concerts to be held from June 24-26 will feature 24 groups of musicians, including avant-garde electronic band Lie Gramophone, six-man rap group Boxing from the Paiwan indigenous people, jazz-pop singer Yan-JJ, Mandopop singer Victor Wong and electronic dance and rock band OVDS.

The concerts will include rock, folk, electronic, hip-hop and dance music, according to the Ministry of Culture’s Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development.

The annual festival promotes the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammy’s and the local music business. There will also be lectures, exhibitions, forums, music workshops and a platform for cross-music industry collaboration.     [FULL  STORY]

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