Sing Along with Taiwan Tone
Symbolic of migration and cross-cultural mobility, the ocean has given Macau a rich history. It also plays an essential role in the formation of Taiwan and its diversity in arts and cultural achievements. This year, Taiwan Festival in Macau invites you to come and meet new friends, feel the warmth and the beauty of Taiwanese culture and just have fun in music together. The concert “Sing Along with Taiwan Tone”features Taiwanese singer/songwriter Ric Jan, Hakka singer/songwriter poet LO Sirong and Paiwan singer/songwriter Seredew, highlighting the multilingualism in Taiwanese society with Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Hakka and aboriginal languages.
The Languages in Music of Taiwan
One of the great cultural assets of Taiwan is its rich linguistic diversity. Taiwan has been a beautiful island of multi-ethnicities and multi-languages since ancient times. Music is a universal language. How would music represent the unique culture of Taiwan’s languages? In this exhibition, pictures taken from the recording sessions from various productions, as well as cover and inlays of studio albums released by many different Taiwanese record labels are on display to showcase music composed in multiple languages of Taiwan – Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Hakka and aboriginal languages – the unique Taiwan in song. Some rare, first pressed vinyl records will be features, as well as signed Kara-Orchestra merchandise. Visitors are invited to scan QR code for free music streaming and tutorials on songs and lyrics by Golden Melody Award winning artists Ric Jan, LO Sirong and Seredew. Some languages are either extinct or nearly so; we hope that the power of music will communicate the importance of language preservation and revitalisation in Taiwan.
Forever Love Film Screening
Dir Aozaru SHIAO, KITAMURA Toyoharu | 2012 | Color | DVD | 124 mins
Forever Love pays tribute to Taiwan’s local film industry in the 1960s when Taiwanese dialect films were cheap, stars were gods, and spies, giant monsters, and flying swordsmen crossed paths every day during lunch. In the summer of 1969, LIU, a top screenwriter is capable of cranking out multiple sc...
Director: Aozaru SHIAO
Born 1976 in Yunlin, Aozaru Shiao is a Taiwanese filmmaker, script writer and photographer. He studied in the Department of Motion Picture at National Taiwan University of Arts, and later obtained his MA in Cinema Studies from Taipei National University of the Arts. Aozaru’s co-directing and directing credits include Brotherhood of Legio, Forever Love and Dream Flight. HIs television series Wake Up won him the 2015 Golden Bell Award for best directing for a mini series that year.
Director: KITAMURA Toyoharu
Born 1974 in Japan, Toyoharu KITAMURA graduated from the Department of Motion Picture, National Taiwan University of Arts. He has over twenty years of experience in the Taiwanese show business and is currently based in Taiwan as a director and actor. Specialised in romantic comedy, Toyoharu has directed many film and television works, including Love you 10000 Years, Forever Love, and Love of Sandstorm for Qseries, which won him the 2017 Golden Bell Award for Best Director in a Television Series. He also made cameo appearances in Cape No. 7 and The Tenants Downstairs.
Sounds of the Sea,
Sounds of the Mountain,
Sounds of the City
Multi-lingual Reading in Macau
What languages do we use in our lives living in Macau? In what languages do we read? Come to Júbilo 31 Books this afternoon. Listen to different voices and languages of the city: Cantonese, Portuguese, Macanese, Japanese, Tao, Hokkien and Jinyun. Talk about the urban story of the languages; how does it bring us all here?
Users of different mother tongues/languages are invited to read a picture book, a passage from a book, or share a personal story related to the use of the language. Participants are encouraged to bring their own books or prepare their own stories.
At 31 Rua de SãoRoque, Júbilo 31 Books is a community bookshop that provides a friendly reading space for children. It not only promotes book reading, but also hosts public events on topics such as agriculture, ecology and environment, animal right, urban planning, marine education and illustration art. In these endeavours, Júbilo 31 Books hope that children will, in their own ways, be part of the city’s troubles and blessings.
Historic Architecture Tour
The Memorial House, a building with Islamic architecture style, was originally the house of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and his family during their stay in Macau. Designated 'Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Memorial House' only in 1958, it houses some of the furniture and a number of documents of Dr. Sun when he practised medicine in Macau and when he was the Grand Marshal in Guangzhou. Also archived in the house are some of Dr. Sun’s manual scripts as well as photographs of him and the revolutionaries. Visitors can pay their respect to him in the garden where his bronze statue stands. For Taiwan Festival, Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association assign their ambassadors to tell the visitors stories about the Memorial House’s history and architecture.