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A reporter’s snapshots capture democracy in Taiwan

  Taiwan: Snapshots of Democracy in Action (我鏡頭下的民主時刻) is a photo book by Taiwan-based German journalist Klaus Bardenhagen (aka taiwanreporter). As well as being packed with photos it is fully bilingual with text in English and Chinese. The book covers the period from 2008 to 2012 which was Ma Ying-jeou’s first term as president. Events are neatly […]

Music and No Nukes on Fulong Beach

Yesterday I attended the first day of the 2011 Hohaiyan Music Festival (海洋音樂祭) at Fulong Beach. The festival, organised by the New Taipei City (formerly Taipei County) Government, has been running since 2000. The festival has two stages with the main stage on Fulong Beach. There are also food stalls and toilets set up on […]

Vintage Formosa featured on FTV News

Formosa Television’s English-language news last night did a short feature on the Taiwan Pictures Digital Archive (aka Vintage Formosa or taipics.com). The report included an interview with Marc who collected the images and designed the site. It also juxtaposed some of the historical images with footage of present day Taipei. You can see the video […]

Erhu rock battle at Emerge Live House

Two bands featuring the erhu, a traditional Chinese two-stringed musical instrument, took to the stage of the Emerge Live House in Taichung last night. The Hsu-nami (海嘯樂團) came all the way from the USA and Sun Of Morning (晨曦光廊) are a Taiwanese band. Many music fans will already be familiar with Taiwanese metal band ChthoniC’s use […]

Mega Port Festival rocks Kaohsiung

The Mega Port Festival (大港開場) was held over the weekend of 5-6 March in Kaohsiung. The festival featured a few bands from Japan and the UK and some big name Taiwanese stars in Wu Bai and Jeannie Hsieh. However, it was largely a showcase of Taiwan’s best contemporary indie bands. Bands played on three stages spread […]

Freak Out Beast in Da’an Park

The Freak Out Beast (吵年獸) music festival began in 2006. It is held in Taipei each year around the time of the Lunar New Year holiday, when there is usually a lack of live music events. I attended the festival for the last couple of years in Ximending. This year the event moved to Da’an […]