Announcing a new Meetup for NEW YORK CULTURE CLUB!
What: 8th Annual Passport to Taiwan Festival
When: Sunday, May 30,[masked]:00 PM
Broadway & 14th St
New York, NY 10003
no phoneAbout New York Culture Club
The largest outdoor Taiwanese event in the entire United States. In New York, the event is viewed as the most organized and entertaining Asian festival and is considered as the largest Mandarin speaking festival in the city. http://p2tw.orgParticipating Organizations
FAPA: Formosan Association for Public Affairs
TAP: Taiwanese American Professionals
Taiwan Tzu-Chi Foundation
Fresh Air Fund
North America Pingtung Association
TACEC: Taiwanese American Conference - East Coast
NATWA: North American Taiwanese Womens' AssociationDelicacies
Rice with Formosan Ragu
Oden (Fish Cake)
Lemon Aiyu Jelly Drink
Bottle Cold Drinks
TKNY presents:"Taiwanese-American bands rocks P2T 2010" at Union Square North
Feature MC: DJ Hatfield / Mandarin Taiwanese speaker / Berklee school of music professor
Special Musical Guest: Ayesha Adamo - An EMI records artist in Taiwan pop group Beauty4.
12:00 pm - NY Taiwanese Folk Drums & Arts Troupe
12:10 pm - P2T opening ceremony
12:30 pm - TAA-NY group presents: Umbrella Dance
12:35 pm - Dancing Third Prince
1:00 pm - The Hsu-namihttp://www.myspace.com/hsunami
1:55 pm - Dzian! - feat. one song with DJ Hatfield "溫泉鄉的吉他"http://myspace.com/dzianband
2:25 pm - Ayesha Adamo
2:40 pm - Exit Clovhttp://www.myspace.com/exitclov
3:20 pm - Ayesha Adamo
3:35 pm - Notorious MSGhttp://www.myspace.com/notoriousmsg
4:30 pm -Magnetic Islandhttp://www.myspace.com/renminbiCheck out Passport to Taiwan Fest Radio Ad in mainstream radio? it will be broadcasted about 30 times from now to the event. http://tumblr.com/xt1ai91jn
Stage Performances Description:
Feature MC - DJ Hatfield
Assistant Professor of History and Anthropology at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World and the author of Taiwanese Pilgrimage to China: Ritual, Complicity, Community.
Feature Artist - Ayesha Adamo - 2:25 & 3:20 pm
An EMI records artist in Taiwan pop group Beauty4, a group of four girls. The group was referred to by many as the Taiwanese Spice Girls, and left their mark as the first multi-ethnic group to sing in Mandarin.
Feature Band - The Hsu-nami - 1 pm
An internationally renowned progressive rock band with a song featured during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. Front by Erhu player Jack Hsu (Taiwanese American)
The Hsu-nami is an international renowned progressive rock band from the United States. The Hsu-nami, named after the frontman Jack Hsu, became known as the first ?Progressive Erhu Rock? band in the world. The Hsu-nami integrates an amplified ?erhu?, a two-string spike fiddle used in Chinese classical and folk music, into an instrumental progressive rock sound. Their music is marked by virtuosic erhu melodies and shredding licks, in place of vocals, as intertwined by heavy guitar riffs, tasteful guitar solos, funky rhythms, and metal-driven rock drumming. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, the Hsu-nami redefines the 1960s and 1970s fusion rock sound.http://www.hsu-nami.com/http://www.myspace.com/hsunamihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vQKCaF4wg
Feature Band - Dzian! - 1:55 pm
North America's first and only Nakashi [Taiwanese burlesque] surf rock band from Charlottesville, Virgina. Led by Wendy Hsu. (Taiwanese American)
Dzian! ("super-cool!" in Taiwanese) [please say our name with your thumbs up] is Charlottesville?s new, one and only NAKASHI* band. We play a fine selection of your favorite (and obscure) 1960s surf and garage rock songs from Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, France, the US, and many more.
*Nakashi is a style of Taiwanese burlesque circa 1930s-1980s employed for social functions. Over time it morphed into a semi-participatory karaoke format.http://www.myspace.com/dzianbandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmtwtj2C1Jc
Feature Band - Exit Clov - 2:25 pm
Known from their youtube fundraising video for the victims of Taiwan's Typhoon Morakot. A lo-fi video performing Taiwanese song "Ai-Biahnh Jah-eh Eah. The twin sister/lead vocalists Emily & Susan Hsu personally made donation of .25 cents per hit/view at the time of the Taiwan crisis.
Exit Clov is a band from Washington, D.C. and New York. We write songs inspired by the madness of our cities. Tunes of resistance, ennui and societal idiocy -- music for 21st century kids. Our name, a tribute to Samuel's Beckett's "Endgame," is both a call to arms and a personal manifesto. We share a wide range of influences from Blondie to Bartok but most of all we love a good hook. Consider our choruses a respite from the soundbite society we live in. Someone once called us "kaleidoscopic pop noir," we think that sounds pretty cool.http://www.exitclov.com/http://www.myspace.com/exitclovhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72M9-kyVxsc
Feature Band - Notorious MSG - 3:35 pm
Straight off the streets of NYC's Chinatown, The Notorious MSG are three renegade restaurant workers on a mission to blow your asses out with their high-sodium beats. One of the member Down-Lo Mein is from Taiwan.
Straight off the streets of NYC's Chinatown, The Notorious MSG are three renegade restaurant workers on a mission to blow your asses out with their high-sodium beats. After years of struggling in the kitchens, Hong Kong Fever, Down-Lo Mein and the Hunan Bomb found salvation in music. Hell-bent on revenge, they formed a band and the deep-fried force of nature called The Notorious MSG were born.http://notoriousmsg.com/http://www.myspace.com/notoriousmsg
Feature Band - Magnetic Island - 4:30 pm
Experimental indie rock band base from New York City. Musical collective helmed by Lisa Liu (Taiwanese American) And SMV.
Magnetic Island is a musical collective helmed by Lisa Liu and SMV. The pair work with a rotating cast of collaborators to create a unique brand of experimental indie rock. The band has been releasing singles in anticipation of its debut EP, "Out At Sea," due this summer. Liu and SMV previously formed the core of RENMINBI, a trio founded in 2003 that released three EPs (most recently, in July 2009, "Surface") and one full-lIngth album (in May 2008, "The Phoenix").http://www.renminbinyc.com/http://www.myspace.com/renminbihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzOnxxgLOZA
Stage Performances are coordinated by Tai-Ke New York http://www.facebook.com/pages/TKNY/113170968705240?ref=ts
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/newyorkcultureclub/calendar/13633308/