Family is where everything begins. Like a comma, it gives us the breathing room for never ending thoughts; it’s the place first to shape our perspectives navigating the world. Like a period, it is often the place where a journey finds its conclusion or prepares for a fresh start.
In 2019, a group of Indigenous artists embraced the idea of celebrating the Lunar New Year tradition in the form of Coastal Lunar Lanterns, a collaborative project between LunarFest Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver that aims to make Vancouver the top North American destination for Lunar New Year celebrations.
One of the most important Lunar New Year celebrations is having a grand feast with your friends and family. In Taiwan, street banquets are known for being sumptuous and delicious. World-renowned Chai Found Music Workshop brings their chamber-music interpretation to Canada for the first time. Celebrate the Lunar New Year like no other with “A Musical Banquet: A Feast of Sumptuous Classical Music.”
From Taiwan, Ju Percussion Group, after thirty years, its footprints have crossed the world, using its music to convey and touch on innumerable emotions and memories. Praised and received with adoration not only by local Taiwan audiences, but international once as well.
Three individual sessions of Talk & Workshops. 1. Youth meeting with established artists. 2. What makes a good story? 3. Think out of the box
Lan Shin’s songs “Mother’s Eyes,” “Tribe Duli,” and “Wawa” have each won the Taiwan Original Music Award. In 2011 the group received second prize at the National Aboriginal Band Contest, returning to take the top prize in 2012. Though they had the opportunity to sign a contract with international record companies and release albums, they declined the invitation.