TAIWANfest is making a very welcome return to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre this August.
Continuing into its third year of the ‘Dialogues with Asia’ series, this year’s festival theme is ‘A Fête with the Philippines.’
The annual public event celebrates, shares, and exchanges culture and heritage between communities and provides a stage for guests to learn, share, and foster new artistic expressions.
Attendees can expect a wide array of visual, culinary, and theatric arts, workshops and demonstrations for all ages, mesmerizing performances, and tantalizing cuisine.
Highlights from this year’s festival include:
The Canadian debut of the award-winning Auba Rukai Children’s Choir from Taiwan, a gifted group of individuals whose choral activities are their only connection to their Taiwanese indigenous language and heritage.
The return of Maestro Ken Hsieh and the TAIWANfest Orchestra, who will be joined by the Auba Rukai Children’s Choir and 13-year-old cello prodigy Jamie Chan. Attendees of his concert can expect a glissando of culture and influences, presented by Mandarin Restaurants.
Fashion designer, community leader, and Taiwan’s first migrant artist Mario Subeldia, an individual whose talents have led to inspiring an entire community of Filipino migrant artists, designers, and fashion models in Taiwan.
The international Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational – a competition of four chefs testing the boundaries of pan-Asian cuisine as they compete for the title of “Best Cut.”
An entire offering of events dedicated to family and cultural fun from a “Uke’n Do It!” workshop, a “Jump On Board – Jeepney Experience”, and kids zone crafts!
A Jeepney, a popular means of urban transportation
TAIWANfest in Toronto runs from Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26 at the Harbourfront Centre. Admission to the event is free of charge.