The 2023 New Taipei City International Drum Arts Festival will be formally begun in early June and will feature performances by almost 30 artists, including "U-THEATRE," "GURUJI World Percussion Group," and "Feather Art of Drum and Dance." A performing group will go to Xinzhuang, Tucheng, Yingge, and other locations to perform. For three Saturdays in a row, there will be fascinating events. The International Drum Arts Festival is open to the general public.
The 2023 New Taipei City International Drum Arts Festival.Photo provided by Ministry of Culture
The New Taipei City International Drum Arts Festival has now been running for 17 years. In order for the general public to comprehend the beauty of drum arts, it continues to collect artistic and cultural energy from all over the world as well as from the local region through artistic and cultural performances. This year's event not only invites the well-known U-THEATRE to the public, but also "SIBONGIE" (嬉班子樂團) , an African drum delegation designated by Taiwan and recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sanzhi musicians Denise Yuen (阮丹青) and Muniyu (沐妮悠), to present African drums with indigenous drums are combined with percussion to play original rhythms, adding diversity to the Festival.
"SIBONGIE" (嬉班子樂團) will bring the traditional African drumming art to the public in the Drum Arts Festival.Photo reproduced from SIBONGIE (嬉班子樂團) Facebook
From June 3 to June 18, the Drum Arts Festival will tour to Xinzhuang, Tucheng, Yingge, Luzhou, and Sanzhi for three weekends in a row. Visit The 2023 New Taipei City International Drum Arts Festival website for further information.