On Saturday the Amis community of Sanying (三鶯部落) in Sanxia held its end of year celebration. The event attracted a crowd of about 500 people which was more than last year’s event. The community had also undergone a lot rebuilding after its demolition in February 2008.
The afternoon began with dancing by members of Sanying and also the nearby riverside community of Saowac. As the evening approached the dancing ended and there was a generously catered meal enjoyed by everyone in attendance.
After the meal there was a great line up of musicians beginning with Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤). They performed a new song “Taipei covers Dulan” (台北蓋都蘭) with Suming (pictured above). The other bands performing were The Peppermints (薄荷葉), Black Hand Nakasi (黑手那卡西) and The Village Armed Youth (農村武裝青年). There were also several well known people from the world of music and movies in the audience including Deserts Chang (張懸) and Lou Yi-an (樓一安), director of A Place of One’s Own (一席之地), which includes several scenes shot in Sanying.
*More photos in the Sanying Community end of year celebration set at flickr.