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NEW YORK CULTURE CLUB Message Board › New Meetup: 8th Annual Passport to Taiwan Festival

New Meetup: 8th Annual Passport to Taiwan Festival

Group Organizer
New York, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for NEW YORK CULTURE CLUB!

What: 8th Annual Passport to Taiwan Festival

When: Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:00 PM

Union Square
Broadway & 14th St
New York, NY 10003
no phone

About 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.­

Participating Organizations
FAPA: Formosan Association for Public Affairs
TAP: Taiwanese American Professionals
Taiwan Tzu-Chi Foundation
Taiwan Tribune
Fresh Air Fund
North America Pingtung Association
TACEC: Taiwanese American Conference - East Coast
Auxiliary Police
NATWA: North American Taiwanese Womens' Association

Rice with Formosan Ragu
Oden (Fish Cake)
Taiwanese Burger
Taiwanese Sausage
Dracula Lollipop
Spring Wrap
Bamboo Tamale
Shave Ice
Bubble Tea
Kumquat Juice
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-nami­
1:55 pm - Dzian! - feat. one song with DJ Hatfield "溫泉鄉的吉­他"­
2:25 pm - Ayesha Adamo
2:40 pm - Exit Clov­
3:20 pm - Ayesha Adamo
3:35 pm - Notorious MSG­
4:30 pm -Magnetic Island­

Check out Passport to Taiwan Fest Radio Ad in mainstream radio… it will be broadcasted about 30 times from now to the event.­

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)

Band Bio:
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.


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)

Band Bio:
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.­­

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.

Band Bio:
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.


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.

Band Bio:
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.


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.

Band Bio:
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").


Stage Performances are coordinated by Tai-Ke New York

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