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Taipei festival to showcase Latin American, Caribbean cultures

Taipei festival to showcase Latin American, Caribbean cultures

Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) A weekend event in Taipei will highlight Latin American and Caribbean cultures, as part of an effort to promote cultural exchanges between Taiwan and that region, the organizers said Friday. The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Festival will kick off Saturday at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, featuring music and dance performances by artistes from Paraguay, Belize, Argentina, Mexico and Peru, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is organizing the event. At the nearby Spot Huashan cinema, there will be free showings of 12 movies from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, offering a glimpse into the diverse cultures there, said Deputy Foreign Minister Simon Ko at a news conference. As part of the festival, the 15 participating countries will display their specialty products, handicraft, food and other aspects of their culture at several booths at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, the ministry said. Following the Taipei event, the cultural groups will perform at Chung Shan Hall in the central city of Taichung on Sept. 23, the ministry said. Further south, it said, free screenings of the 12 movies will be held at National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung Sept. 27-28. The participating countries include the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Brazil and Chile, according to the foreign ministry. The festival is similar to the Asia-Pacific Culture Day that was held in Taipei earlier this month to promote cultural exchanges between Taiwan and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The 19 participating countries included Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Australia, New Zealand, Nauru, Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands and the Philippines. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-10-23 13:44 GMT+08:00