TaiwanPlus docuseries features Taiwan’s independent music artists

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Ten of Taiwan’s top independent music groups and singers are featured by English-language video streaming site TaiwanPlus in its online docuseries “Road to Legacy,” which premiered Monday with three episodes. .

The free 10-episode docuseries details the journey to fame of 10 bands and artists who are integral to the country’s vibrant independent music scene, said Joanne Tsai (蔡秋安), general manager of TaiwanPlus, a platform that showcases the culture, history, and information programs about Taiwan.

“The docuseries isn’t just about documenting music, it’s about human nature and talks about the process of young people getting ready to go on stage and also their journey after going on stage,” said Tsai at a press conference in Taipei.

The docuseries, the first three episodes of which were released on Monday, will have three more episodes in February and the remaining four in March.

“Road to Legacy,” a co-production with renowned musical performance house Legacy Taipei, was shot over two and a half years and unveils the true side of these musical artists, sharing their personalities, philosophy and vision, the producer said. executive of the docuseries Ma Tien-tsung (馬天宗).

“Contemporary Taiwanese music ranges from electronic music, rock, folk to hip-hop, and this docuseries is a timely snapshot of the Taiwanese music scene,” Ma said.

The 10 bands featured in the docuseries include alternative rock band Tizzy Bac; indigenous ABAO stress; Malaysian musician Namewee, who did his undergraduate studies in Taiwan; and 24-year-old R&B crooner LINION.

TaiwanPlus’ efforts help amplify Taiwan’s voice to the world and help people around the world learn more about Taiwan, LINION told CNA.

“It tells the people of Taiwan to have confidence to speak up and let the world know who we are,” LINION said.

As for him, LINION is always proud to tell people that he is from Taiwan when he is abroad. “When people ask me where I’m from, I happily tell them that I’m from Taiwan, which is beautiful and values ​​freedom,” LINION said.

Other artists and bands featured in the docuseries are 88BALAZ, Nighteentael, PA PUN BAND, Dadado Huang, Sweet John, and The Next Big Thing.

“Road to Legacy” follows the online “TaiwanPlus Film Festival 2021,” held from November 15 to December 31, 2021, which featured a selection of 10 films, including Golden Horse Film Festival winners, in the part of TaiwanPlus’ efforts to build more international awareness of Taiwan’s cultural highlights.

(By William Yen)

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