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Taiwan’s Outlet Drift and Joanna Wang, South Korea’s ADG7, Japan’s Hitoto Yo and more to headline 2023 World Music Festival @ Taiwan

September 4, 2023

Four-day event World Music Festival @ Taiwan is touted as the country’s biggest outdoor festival dedicated to world music, featuring a variety of music shows, cross-artform performances, international showcase events, exotic bazaars and more!

The 2023 World Music Festival @ Taiwan expands its portfolio with bigger programming and a more diverse lineup featuring Taiwanese and international music acts.

This year, the music-focused, multi-format event will take place on October 12-15, 2023 at the Taipei Music Center. The festival is divided into two major parts: the Going Global Trade Fair on October 12-13 and Our World Music Festival on October 14-15.

Taiwan’s very own Outlet Drift and Joanna Wang lead the roster of performers, alongside global superstars ADG7 from South Korea, Hitoto Yo from Japan, and Balaklava Blues from Ukraine and Canada.

A total of 24 Taiwanese music artists and international groups are set to perform through various music formats, consisting of four immersive parties with music and scents. The highly acclaimed world music festival will also put a spotlight on two co-productions highlighting global collaborations and cross-cultural exchanges: Ohelen (SK) and Leaf Yeh (TW) will team up together live, 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.”

The festival ambiance will be reminiscent of a grand carnival, featuring an assortment of world-class music and parties. Beyond the exceptional performances, expect interactive drumming shows, music and dance workshops, and nearly 100 exotic stalls showcasing crafts and cuisines from around the world.

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
Ticket booking: https://reurl.cc/aVovOG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldmusicfestivaltaiwan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WmfTaiwan
Image Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYrhYPTzQ18
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Aftermovie (Link with thumbnail): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy4GaUrq46M

  1. It looks like a great event… Hopefully one day I can go to Taiwan to watch it live… Manifesting! Thanks for sharing!

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