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'Spring Scream' extends into 16th year

'Spring Scream' extends into 16th year

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) One of Taiwan's most popular and longest-running music festivals, the "Spring Scream, " is putting a special emphasis on environmental awareness in its 16th year.
Wade Davis and Jimmy Moe, the two American expatriates who co-founded the festival 15 years ago, said the concept of environmental awareness was one of the key elements of this year's event.
They pointed to a guitar-shaped statue erected at the site that is made of plastic water bottles and energy-saving shuttle buses used to ferry musicians in and out as examples of environmentally friendly items at the event.
The "Spring Scream, " which began with two stages for performances by 30 bands in 1995, has grown into a six-stage show hosting 200 local and foreign bands this year, Wade said.
Tens of thousands of music fans crowd into Kenting in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County for the "Spring Scream" every year. This year's event kicked off Friday and will run through April 5.
The event has been described as a key cradle for musicians here, as several local bands, including "Mayday" and "The Chairman" and singers such as female artists Cheer Chen and Sandee Chan, gained prominence through their performances at the concert.
Moe said the bands and signers at the "Spring Scream" will showcase original jazz, rock and roll, blues, hip hop, and folk music.
(By Kuo Chih-hsuan & Bear Lee)




Updated : 2021-04-15 13:58 GMT+08:00