TAIWANfest – A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong


Utopia performs August 27 at Harbourfront Centre, Concert Stage

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 26–28, 2016
Cost:  Admission to TAIWANfest is Free

Details: This year’s festival celebrates the people and culture of Hong Kong and Taiwan, showcasing stories and icons from both countries through music, arts, film, games and family activities.

Headlining on opening night, Maestro Ken Hsieh conducts a symphony orchestra performance of When Lion Rock meets Jade Mountain. This performance pays tribute to Teresa Teng and Leslie Cheung and invokes memories of when Eastern pop music was introduced to the West.

On August 27, the Friendship Picnic returns by popular demand providing friends and guests a tasty treat. The Friendship Picnic gives Canadians, unfamiliar with the culture of Taiwan or Hong Kong, the chance to speak with a first-generation Taiwanese or Chinese Canadians. They are free to ask questions and learn about the cultures over a delicious spread of food native to both cultures. Also on August 27, Utopia, Taiwan’s first ambient, electro-dance music band performs on the Concert Stage. Their unique and vibrant sound is woven with chill step, ambient pop and trip-hop.

On both Saturday and Sunday, audiences are invited to watch The International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Taiwan vs. Hong Kong vs. Canada; a competition that puts Toronto’s local talent up against chefs hailing from Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Throughout the Festival, the World Café will be turning out delicious food inspired by TAIWANfest, while the Lakeview Market will be bursting at the seams with vendors from all over the city.

More Info: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/taiwanfest or call 416.973.4000

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