International singers compete in folk song contest in Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/01
By: Lo Kuang-jen and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) Donya Francis and Rolhensha Henry of St. Kitts and Nevis won a

Donya Francis (right), Rolhensha Henry

Donya Francis (right), Rolhensha Henry

foreigners singing contest of campus folk songs in Taipei Sunday in which more than two dozen finalists expressed their feelings and techniques in Mandarin on stage.

Angel Kurniawi Chandra of Indonesia won second prize and Burocher Suart Venly of Haiti took third in the contest, organized by Radio Taiwan International (RTI).

All the prize winners, two men and two women, are students, either already matriculated or in language programs at local universities. Venly has been staying in Taiwan for about three months.

RTI President Lai Hsiang-wei (賴祥蔚) said RTI held the singing contest because this year is the 40th anniversary of the advent of campus folk songs. Previously, RTI held mandarin speech contests for more than a decade. Lai expressed hope that via campus folk songs, people at home and abroad can enjoy more cultural interaction.     [FULL  STORY]

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