MUSIC NOTES from TAIWAN
Saturday, 1 March, 2014
Music Notes from Taiwan
Programme

The Taiwanese language is generally considered to be a dialect derived from several of the southern dialects of Fujian Province in Mainland China.  The common pronunciation of the dialect includes eight different intonations, while the language itself rejoices in abundant words, slang and diverse intonation changes that not only form but also direct the nature of the tune in Taiwanese songs.  Therefore, the language is one of the main parts of Taiwanese songs and the core base in the art of singing and performing them.  The style of music back in the era around the second world war was more sentimental, elegant, and reserved in reflection of the more conserved society.  

A selection of memorable folk music to reflect the life and times of Taiwan, a place of exceptional character. The concert is presented and produced by the Push Hands team. Push hand will donate the income to Myriad Centre to support young adults with profound physical and severe learning disabilities.
 
Taiwan has emerged as a food paradise and an isle of innovation. Its distinct multicultural character reflects the traditions of successive settlers from Spain, the Netherlands and Japan, combined with a mix of indigenous people and a strong lineage from Mainland China. Taiwanese music not only embodies these disparate traditions, but also the country's recent history.
 
Many songs such as “The Moon Speaks of My Heart”, and “Cloudy Sky” have been woven into the fabric of the community and almost every Taiwanese person can hum at least one tune.
 
Our programme features Taiwanese folk music from the 1940s. This was a critical time for the Taiwanese people. The end of 50-years Japanese control sparked the beginning of a revival for Taiwan and its people. Not only had this relieved the pain of separation from friends and families, but also it had given the Taiwanese people a long overdue freedom to speak liberally and act without the imposition of foreign ways.
 
The folk music had been the invisible hand to support the Taiwanese people through the turbulence and inspire others to stay hopeful. The Push Hands team has invited six talented young musicians to perform a unique concert of evocative Taiwanese folk music from this era.
 
This is the first event that the Push Hands team is holding in an effort to help people in need. On this occasion the charity we are supporting is The Myriad Centre which has been working with young people who have complex disabilities since 2007. The Myriad Centre is an essential charity which supports young adults with profound physical and severe learning disabilities which impact greatly on mobility, communication and independent living. The charity works hard to ensure that each young person accessing the service is supported to achieve their potential as well as providing the care and support for daily life.  The charity is particularly looking for support with raising their public profile and with fundraising for key projects to make a real difference to lives of the people they support.
 
This charity values your support so please join us on 1st March, 2014 at Royal Overseas League, for what promises to be a delightful and entertaining musical evening.

++台灣民謠巡禮演奏會++

目的在將台灣社會傳唱許久的優美歌謠介紹給外國友人。台灣民謠呈現台灣兼容並蓄的多元文化,這些台灣民眾耳熟能詳的歌謠,反映出台灣不同時代的歷史,時代風格、社會習俗和人文特性,透過音樂的形式呈現,無疑是台灣庶民文化的最優美表現。

台灣民謠巡禮演奏會是由推手非營利社團所主辦。推手是由一群旅居英國熱愛台灣的台灣人所成立,宗旨在於透過集合具有不同專長的旅英台灣人,利用業餘之暇舉辦各種不同形式的活動,增進旅英台灣人與在地英國人的交流,活動的同時會納入募款的目的,並將募得的善款去協助英國本地的弱勢團體。

在我們將台灣民謠之美介紹給外籍人士同時,此次演奏會的售票所得將會捐給Myriad Centre (http://myriadcentre.co.uk/),去協助多重身心障礙的年輕人在失去政府補助後能繼續的學習及生活在一個充滿關懷與尊重的環境。

希望各位能共襄盛舉,與我們共享一個美好的台灣民謠之夜。

台灣民謠巡禮演奏會 (Music Notes from Taiwan)

時間: 19:00,三月一日,星期六 ( 18:15pm 開始入場)

地點: Royal Over-Seas League  http://www.rosl.org.uk/. 
         Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR

票價: 20

網址:http://bit.ly/PUSH-HANDS

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台灣頌,唔通嫌台灣,夢幻的恆春小調

六月茉莉, 一隻鳥仔

雨夜花, ,丟丟銅

永遠的故鄉, 出外人,杯底不可飼金魚

月夜愁,思想起,天黑黑

鼓聲若響,思慕的人,月亮代表我的心

一棵開花的樹,因為風的緣故

鋼琴三重奏  "民謠"  望春風

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