Indigenous singers to headline Taitung weekend moonlight concerts

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Taipei, July 27 (CNA) A series of concerts in Taitung this weekend will feature indigenous singers, as part of the 2018 East Coast Land Arts Festival, according to the organizers.

The performances will begin Friday evening with an Island Blues concert, one of the three themes in the Moonlight Sea Concerts series, said Hung Tung-tao (洪東濤), chief of the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration.

The other two concerts in the series will be held Saturday and Sunday under the themes Archipelago Voices and Archipelago Swing, respectively, he said.

A lineup of indigenous singers, including Anu Kaliting Shalibonan, Suming Rupi, Abao, Ado Kaliting Pacidal, and the Nan Wang Sisters, will headline the concerts, Hung said.

With full moon expected to light the sky, the concerts will be held outdoors at the Duli Visitor Center in Taitung's Chenggong Township.

The 2018 East Coast Land Arts Festival is aimed at encouraging greater interaction between people and nature, according to the festival website.

Other festival activities include an artist-in-residence program that features exploration of the landscape and environment on Taiwan's east coast, according to the website.

Under the program, local and international artists such as Rahic Talif, Lin Hong-wen (林鴻文), Maiko Sugano and Daniele Poidomani are residing on the east coast for one month to host open studios, present installation artworks and interact with tourists, the website said.

The East Coast Land Arts Festival has been held annually since 2015.

(By Lee Shien-feng and CNA intern Chi Jo-yao)

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