The Vietnamese of the previous generation boarded boats and, riding through the waves, arrived into an unknown land called Canada to create a new home by hand. Modern Vietnamese cross the ocean and arrive at the island of Taiwan to work, study, and build families, and to create new chapters in their lives. The sea carries people towards the unknown and connects the people of two places. Whether it is in the past, present or future, women’s migration to different cultures plays an important role in families and society.
Women, beautiful and well-rounded, exemplify resilient qualities. Like the ocean, they are tender like the water, but tough like the waves. Like the ocean, women carry life with care and courage. They are willing to fight for their loved ones with courage, despite the pain. Their inner power and determination are remarkable. This year at TAIWANfest, Taiwanese composer Xin Yu Li will bring us the voice of the island and tell the beautiful story of Taiwan through music!
Whether they are the ones who raise us like our mothers and grandmothers, or those who accompany us like our sisters and friends, or those who we love romantically like our lovers or wives, their love and care give us companionship and confidence. These are all sources of the artist’s inspiration. Through life stories of successful females in all fields, we gain the courage and hope to have an impact on the world. This year at TAIWANfest, the Celebrate Women Concert is for all the females in our lives; they are our eternal sisters
Venue / Time
Aug 23rd, 2019 / 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert Stage, Harbourfront Centre
Sept 2nd, 2019 / 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square
(Formerly known as Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza)