The 2023 World Music Festival @ Taiwan broadens its repertoire by offering more programming and a more diversified roster of Taiwanese and international music performers.
This year’s music-focused, multi-format festival will take place in the Taipei Music Center from October 12 to 15, 2023. The event is separated into two major sections, the first of which is Going The Global Trade Fair will be held on October 12-13, while the Our World Music Festival will be held on October 14-15.
Taiwan’s own Outlet Drift and Joanna Wang headline the lineup, which also includes ADG7 from South Korea, Hitoto Yo from Japan, and Balaklava Blues from Ukraine and Canada.
A total of 24 Taiwanese and international music artists and ensembles are scheduled to play in four immersive events with music and fragrances. Ohelen (SK) and Leaf Yeh (TW) will perform live together, and Hitoto Yo (JP) will also step up their game with a special performance featuring Taiwan’s Sangpuy and Tzu-lung Hung.
For the first time ever, the multicultural festival held an open call for international musicians to participate in its global showcase. The result yielded submissions from more than a hundred artists from 31 different countries expressing interest in participating in the festival, including six from America, fourteen from Asia, seven from Europe, three from Africa, and one from Oceania.
From the entries collated, the largest global music festival in Taiwan is set to announce the 13 finalists who will be performing live on October 11-12 and will be watched by 11 international delegates.
As an exclusive international music festival brand showcasing Taiwan’s cultural uniqueness, the World Music Festival @ Taiwan “is dedicated to promoting Taiwan’s multicultural and multilingual music, as well as fostering a cross-cultural feast of folk traditions with international music, bridging Taiwan and the world through the power of music.”
Beyond the exceptional performances, the World Music Festival @ Taiwan will feature a range of peripheral activities, such as interactive drumming shows, music and dance workshops, and nearly 100 exotic stalls showcasing crafts and cuisines from around the world.
The festival ambiance will be reminiscent of a grand carnival, featuring an assortment of world-class music and parties.
At World Music Festival @ Taiwan, cultures unite and take center stage. It’s a splendid celebration of music, where categories cease to exist and where people from all nations come together in shared joy.
Official Website: https://wmftaiwan.com/en/2023en
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