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SXSW 2024 to feature 6 Taiwanese bands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six Taiwanese bands are set to perform at SXSW (South by Southwest) 2024 in Austin, Texas from March 11-16. Chih Siou is a highly acclaimed singer-songwriter with a uni...

China appears to clamp down on LGBTQ support at concert for Taiwan's A-Mei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pop sensation A-Mei’s (張惠妹) iconic song "Rainbow" (彩虹) — celebrated for championing LGBTQ rights and marriage equality — went missing...

Good night Wayne Liu, Taiwanese punk rocker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two days prior to the release party for The Admonished Trio's (孝順一族) self-titled album last Sunday (June 11), the band suddenly canceled it due to "temporary heal...

Welcome to Sunset Town, Taiwan's festival of the future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sunset Town Festival is on the road again, playing events from April to August, at the Megaport in Kaohsiung, Coachella in the United States, and in other countries, inclu...

Taiwan’s Sandee Chan releases song sung by AI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Golden Melody award winning musician Sandee Chan (陳珊妮) and the founder of Taiwan AI Labs, Ethan Tu (杜奕瑾) revealed this week that a song released under Chan’s name wa...

Taipei celebrates FINAL's electronic club sounds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A compilation of what is being described as the “very best of Taiwan’s newest experimental electronic artists” was released Friday (March 24) by Tzusing&...

Best and brightest of Taiwan's young musicians to appear at SXSW in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Beats Showcase is returning to South by Southwest 2023 in the U.S. with six hot bands and artists, to showcase the tropical island nation's music scene. The ...

South Korea's traditional gayageum trio Hey String hits all the right notes at festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lessens, musicians from all over the world visited Taipei for the World Music Festival @ Taiwan. Among them was the gayage...

PUZZLEMAN scales new heights with mountain sounds in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When PUZZLEMAN made the album “Yang Ming Beats,” the idea was to create a sonic landscape that was like walking up Qixing Mountain, the highest point in Taipei...

Jazz Played with Freedom in Taiwan—Muddy Basin Ramblers and Tokyo Chuo-Line

Jazz arose in the American south in the late 19th century, and its spirit of freedom from limitations has helped it to spread around the world. Taiwan’s freedom and cultural richness have enable...

‘Ocean Home Wild Market’ in Taiwan’s Hualien back bigger and brighter than ever

HUALIEN, Taiwan News — Ocean Home Wild Market’s (海或 瘋市集) wildly successful 11th anniversary crafts fair and festival concluded on Wednesday (Aug. 17) in Hualien’s Shoufeng Township, ...

Taiwan beats Mexico to win Pony World Series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City team defeated Monterrey, Mexico 4-1 to win the Pony League World Series on Wednesday (Aug. 17). This marks the 11th time a team from Taiwan has won ...

Austronesian music returns to its Taiwan roots with Small Island Big Song

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Small Island Big Song (小島大歌) is a successful music and film project that connects with Austronesian culture by working with hundreds of famous musicians from 16 island cou...

The meaning of Taiwan's I Mean Us

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Music is about relationships, inside and outside the band. It’s about the way the members of a group navigate the hellscape of modern society and the way they intera...

All eyes on Taiwan's LÜCY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are millions of Lucys but only one LÜCY, a promising new singer-songwriting talent who was recently nominated at Taiwan’s Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA)...