Date: November 6, 2015
Live Forever in Taipei will kick off Nov. 7 at Taipei Expo Park, showcasing the nation’s
emerging independent music scene and the artistic vibrancy of the northern Taiwan metropolis.
Organized by Taipei City Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the four-weekend event featuring 103 concerts by 45 singers and bands will be staged at 18 venues including Eslite bookstores, Guang Hua Digital Plaza, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Plaza and Taipei Cinema Park.
“Our goal is to provide young indie singers, songwriters and bands with a chance to promote their music and gain more experience of performing live,” DCA Commissioner Ni Chung-hwa said Nov. 4 at a promotional event.
Echoing Ni’s remarks, Wang Chih-cheng, director of the Department of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development under the Ministry of Culture, said offering emerging musicians the opportunity to stage shows at venues across the city will cultivate exceptional local talent.
“It will also help boost the sector as a whole and raise the profile of Taiwan artists on the world stage,” he said, adding that the completion of the Taipei Pop Music Center, scheduled for 2018, will further facilitate the growth of the industry. [FULL STORY]