Quemoy International Music Festival – Saturday Event Cancelled but More on Wednesday
Quemoy International Music Festival is entering into the third week and tonight is the 6th session of performance. After the climax in opening ceremony and the following four sessions of performance that brought by different types of musicians, today from 18:00 p.m. to 22:00 p.m. the performance will be full of excitement and fill the summer night with music at Houhu Seashore Park. In order to create the atmosphere mixing with every types of musical performance and to attract the younger generation from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to join the festival, Quemoy International Music Festival has especially invited different styles of musicians this year. There are five groups of performing artists, with their own styles, that will be on stage today. The first one is “Cheshire Cat”, who have made the works either in Mandarin or Japanese and held many times of concert performance in Japan. She is also the only one inside the performers the inhabitant of Kinmen. In year 2014, she published the travel book, <Photo Essay > which is the first book in Taiwan using musical sceneries as its themes. She not only became the writer of music traveler, but is also active as musician in the music industry. Her first album “Matatabi”, a music diary, was released and on sold in Japan in 2016. Band “East Wave” and “Jayroll” that perform in the same session are two new icons in the music industry. The music style of ”East Wave” is comfortable and full of imagination. The beautiful voice of the vocalist Jemmy Kuo, has brought him a bunch of fans from the younger generation. And the music style of “Jayroll” is more close to Hip Hop. These years they have gained many fans from younger generation and they also perform in almost every music festival. The last two groups of performer are “Shen, Huaiyi” and “Daisy”. Shen, Huaiyi is good at writing songs and playing and singing with guitar. His work <I Walk to Seaside> got the first prize in the category of Minnan dialect in Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest. Daisy has always been invited to all kinds of concerts and parties due to her extensive experience in contests and performance. She is the specialist in high pitched, folk and minor tune. Her live performance is worth anticipated. In order to cope with a series of activities of the Summer Ocean Festival, the performance of Quemoy International Music Festival that was originally scheduled this Saturday (July 22nd) will be cancelled. The organizers would again like to make a remind; people are welcome to come to Houhu, as every day, there are beach water slides, all sorts of delicacy and recreational facilities for people to enjoy. To keep the traffic in order and the safety of participants, Kinmen County Government suggests that participants and tourists should slower down the driving speed when entering Donghu road towards Houhu Seashore Park and followed the instruction that led by the police. Everyone is welcome to come to Kinmen with family and friends during the summer vacation and together enjoy the summer at Houhu Seashore Park.