The Daniel Pearl Music Days are, "Inspired by the legacy of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl, World Music Days uses the universal language of music to spread a message of hope and unity across cultural divides." They are held annually in many cities around the world and the Taipei event took place yesterday at 4 4 South Village (四四南村).
I arrived there at about four in the afternoon. The crowd at that time was pretty small although it grew later in the day. I saw a few people I knew including bloggers Poagao who was performing with the Muddy Basin Ramblers and Craig who was busy taking pictures. There were occassional light showers during the afternoon, but it didn't really prevent everyone from enjoying themselves. Rainbows appeared in the sky several times and the sky turned a beautiful shade of pink around sunset.
I caught the end of the set by Two Acres Plowed who played country music. The next band I saw play was Crossroads. They performed some Rolling Stones covers and other classic rock songs. Next on stage was the funk band, Coach. There really was a great diversity of musical styles.
David Chen and the Muddy Basin Ramblers took to the stage around six. The group seem to have plenty of fans and the crowd enjoyed their set. Public Radio was the next band to take to the stage. I stuck around to hear Al's Hothouse Jazz Band play a few songs before I headed home. I thought it was a great event. Many thanks to the organisers and all the bands for their efforts.
*More photos at flickr.