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Amis Kakeng Aboriginal Musical Group from Taiwan

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Comox Valley Multicultural & Immigrant Support Society is pleased to host an amazing aboriginal musical group of Taiwan.
Amis Kakeng Musical Group is a band that plays traditional Amis songs, promoting the beautiful culture. Kakeng, meaning bamboo bell, is a traditional bell women used to announce they are getting married. Amis kakeng Musical Group wishes to complete the mission of passing down their culture sending food and happy news about Amis. Sawtoy Sawtay has been the group leader since 1007, he spent five years producing all Amis traditional bamboo musical instruments one by one. including nose flute, pan flute, bamboo flute, and Angklung.
Amis Kakeng Musical Group has toured around the world to North American, France, Japan, Korea, South Malaysia, Pacific Ialands, and China. They have collaborated with Taipei Philharmonic Youth Choir to transform traditional Amis songs into symphonic music. Amis have been performed at Taipei National Concert Hall and are now known as "new symphonic aboriginal music." This year, the Amis kakeng Musical Group will collaborate with Ken Hsieh's Metropolitan Orchestra to perform traditional Taiwanese aboriginal songs in Vancouver & Toronto. This is the second visit of Amis Kakeng Musical Group to Comox Valley since 2008, they are also looking forward to meet friendly people of the valley.
Special thanks to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver for sponsoring this event.

Cost: Adult: $6
Child: $3
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Dance (Performance)
Concerts | Music
Everything Else
    Ethnic | Multi-Cultural
Location: Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall
411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Jin Lin
[email protected]
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