Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards scheduled for Oct. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has announced the Golden Melody Awards will take place Oct. 3 following a decision to postpone the popular annual music event in June due to the Wu...

Coronavirus pandemic forces postponement of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Golden Melody Awards became the latest mass entertainment event to fall victim to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with the Ministry of Culture announ...

Taiwan president to join rock star legislator's campaign rally and concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy metal band frontman-turned-politician Freddy Lim (林昶佐) will stage a concert with his band, Chthonic, at Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei on Saturday evening (Dec. 21) i...

Chill Out music festival brings top acts to Gongguan riverside in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chill Out music festival, which took place at Gongguan Waterfront Plaza Oct. 19-20, featured 28 Taiwanese musical acts including Leo Wang and 9m88. The second Chill...

Stars come out for free concert of Taiwanese classics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A free concert of classical Taiwanese songs is set to take place in Taoyuan’s Zhongli District on Oct. 26 and will feature several celebrated singers, according to a...

Taiwan's hakka troupe helps revitalize traditional opera

Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe is renowned for its innovative approach to a once dying genre. Blending traditional and contemporary styles, its performances have proven a hit with audiences both at home...

Rukai children win Golden Melody traditional arts and music award

A group of indigenous Rukai elementary school students captured one of 19 Golden Melody Awards prizes awarded Saturday for traditional arts and music in Taiwan, recognition they hope will get more peo...

Taiwan musicians to perform at SummerStage in New York

Three solo artists and a group are flying the flag for Taiwan at SummerStage, a large-scale arts festival running June 1 to Sept. 24 in New York. The talents will take the stage during Taiwanese W...

Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards censored on Chinese intranet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The broadcast of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards, which took place in Taipei on June 29, was reportedly cut by Chinese streaming sites when the ceremony’s presen...

Hong Kong activist Denise Ho attends Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong activist and singer Denise Ho (何韻詩) appeared on the red carpet at the Golden Melody Awards in Taipei Saturday (June 29) night as the protests against the extradi...

2nd Apple Taiwan store to open in Taipei on June 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apple Inc., is set to open its second Taiwan store in Taipei's Xinyi District on June 15, announced the company on Wednesday (June 5). The new structure has been erected...

Taiwan singer Jolin's 'Ugly Beauty' nominated for 7 Golden Melody awards

Music and music video from the Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's (蔡依林)'s 14th music studio album "Ugly Beauty" have been nominated for awards in seven categories in this year's Golde...

Taiwanese indigenous singer 'Sangpuy' makes debut at NTCH

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s indigenous singer Sangpuy’s (桑布伊) debut concert will take place at the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) (國家兩廳院) from April 12-14. Sangpuy i...

Taipei Lantern Fest grand finale to feature Tokyo Disney carnival parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival will reach its climax when a carnival parade takes place in Ximending on Sunday (Feb. 24), bringing an end to the nine-day event with ente...

Amis pop band fosters pride in indigenous melodies

Influences from Taiwan’s aboriginal music are emerging as a growing force in the nation’s pop scene. One of the main figures in that movement is Suana Emuy Cilangasan, a songwriter from th...