Meet the Sound of the World at 2019 World Music Festival @Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – 2019 World Music Festival @Taiwan, in its 4th annual season, gathers high-profile music artists from Taiwan and across the globe, with the vision of creating the most sensational music scene of the year. The event is to be held at Taipei Dajia Riverside Park, on 18 – 20 October 2019.

The event, hosted by Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, MOC, features 20 performances, 4 dance workshops, 5 international lectures, 1 showcase performance and a grand bazaar with over 100 stalls. New for 2019, Spanish Hairstyling Group OSADIA will be bringing interactive artistic hairdressing at the music festival, offering attendees the most intimate and visually stunning art experience.

Spanish Hairstyling Group OSADIA. (Photo courtesy of 2019 World Music Festival @Taiwan)

The international line-ups, carefully selected by Wind Music from 4 continents across the globe, aim to deliver staggering performances to the audience in Taiwan. They include Auļi, the award-winning bagpipe and drum music group from Latvia, and The Raghu Dixit Project, one of India's best contemporary folk bands. The event this year also features cross-cultural groups, such as Mathias Duplessy & the Violins of the World and the distinguished Taiwanese pipa player Chung Yufeng teaming up with Swedish folk trio Sotali. They will showcase a mesmerizing blend of sounds that surpasses cultural borders.

The Raghu Dixit Project. (Photo courtesy of 2019 World Music Festival @Taiwan)

The 2019 festival also introduces 11 Taiwanese acts, several of which are past winners of Golden Melody Awards. Such artists are indigenous R&B singer ABAO, the contemporary Hakka and Minan music band ZiXuan & Slow Train, Taiwanese singer Hsieh Ming-yu & Pun Car Band, and indigenous singers Pandull, Wu Hao-en and Nanwan Sisters. All of them, together with other exciting acts such as MAFANA, Dakanow, and TUDI-VOICE, will be displaying the diversity of Taiwan's music to the audience.

For the highly-anticipated Electronic Crossover Music Night, World Music Festival this year presents DJ Cookie, the world-famous and hottest female DJ in Asia, to host a night party with indigenous singer Yagu Tanga and saxophone player Pikong Wu.

Indigenous singers Pandull, Wu Hao-en and Nanwan Sisters. (Photo courtesy of 2019 World Music Festival @Taiwan)

Aside from a colorful array of musical programs, the bazaar is another highlight of the festival anticipated by many. As before, it employs elements of originality, diversity and foreignness. In music bazaar, creative bazaar and food bazaar, attendees could discover original handicrafts, food and musical instruments from various countries.

The music festival now offers 20% off discount presale tickets, available at books.com.tw, and tickets.udnfunlife.com. For detailed information on volunteering program and other festival programs, please visit official music festival website: www.wmftaiwan.com, or follow the event on Facebook.

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