Taipei Universiade: Taipei farewells Universiade athletes

CONTEMPORARY TRENDSTaipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said the Games allowed Taiwan to befriend the world, while the vice president said visitors would be welcomed back

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 31, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

The 12-day Taipei Summer Universiade yesterday ended with a festive closing

The Taiwanese rock band The Chairman and the Chio-Tian Folk Drums and Arts Troupe perform yesterday as part of the Taipei Summer Universiade closing ceremony at the Taipei Municipal Stadium. Photo: CNA

ceremony at the Taipei Municipal Stadium featuring diverse cultural performances.

The ceremony showcased a modern mix of contemporary Taiwanese and international music, integrating local musical instruments with modern dance performances, as well as indie rock, pop, electronic and Aboriginal music.

As night fell, the prologue began at 6:30pm with “Indie Formosa” — 10 songs combining influences from Taiwanese, Hakka and Aboriginal cultures, performed by six groups with diverse music styles, one or two groups at a time.

The groups were Sibongie African Drumming and Dance Crew, indie rock band Zenkwun (神棍樂團), Paiwan pop singer Ah-bao (阿爆), the award-winning Sizhukong Jazz Band (絲竹空爵士樂團), rock band The Chairman (董事長) and Chio-Tian Folk Drums and Arts.    [FULL  STORY]

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