Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan) Hosts a Booth at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Culture Day/吐瓦魯國駐華大使館參加2015年亞太文化日 / by Minute Taupo

Under the leadership of Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo, the Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan) hosted a booth in this year’s Asia-Pacific Culture Day from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th October, 2015 in the Lobby of Taipei Main Station. This year marks the third consecutive year in which Tuvalu has prepared booth exhibits and a performance for the Culture Day, which is sponsored and organized by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taiwan’s diplomatic allies from the Pacific (i.e., Nauru, Palau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu), as well as the nation of Fiji, all cooperated to host the Culture Day’s “Pacific Village,” where the countries displayed a number of outstanding tropical exhibits. Booths were also hosted by the nations of Vietnam, Korea, Australia, Japan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan, with the majority of these countries also providing cultural performances on the Festival main stage. 

During this year’s Culture Day, the Tuvalu Booth promoted the “Music, Instruments, and Dancing of Tuvalu” by displaying a variety of Tuvaluan instruments and dance costumes and providing posters explaining Tuvalu’s rich music and dance culture. The main attractions at the booth were a selection of authentic Tuvaluan instruments, as well as colorful listening stations at which visitors could choose from a selection of traditional and contemporary Tuvaluan songs to enjoy! Not only Ambassador and Madame Taupo attended the Culture Day to support the Tuvalu Booth, but, on the first day of the festival, The Association of Tuvalu Students in Taiwan (TATST) also presented an outstanding traditional dance performance that served to further highlight Tuvalu’s unique dance styles.

在陶敏德大使的帶領之下,吐瓦魯國駐華大使館於2015年10月24日(六)至25日(日)在台北火車站一樓大廳多功能展演區參加中華民國外交部舉辦之2015年亞太文化日。今年是吐瓦魯大使館連續第三年於該文化日設攤並安排舞蹈演出。此外,今年台灣的南太平洋友邦(即諾魯、帛琉、吉里巴斯、馬紹爾群島、索羅門群島與吐瓦魯)與友好國家斐濟也協辦了文化日的「太平洋區」,並打造出了彩色繽紛的海洋風格攤位。其他亞太國家如越南、韓國、澳洲、日本、印度、泰國、馬來西亞、新加坡、紐西蘭、印尼、緬甸、菲律賓以及台灣也在文化日期間設攤,並提供了精采的文化表演。

今年文化日期間,吐瓦魯大使館選擇推廣「吐瓦魯之音樂、樂器與舞蹈」,不但展示了吐瓦魯豐富多彩的樂器與舞蹈服裝,也以精緻的海報詳細呈現出吐瓦魯音樂與舞蹈文化。吐瓦魯攤位最吸引人的地方就是吐瓦魯當地樂器展示區以及色彩繽紛的試聽音樂設備,讓民眾有機會聆聽到吐瓦魯傳統與現代歌曲。另外,不僅吐瓦魯國駐華大使伉儷為大力支持吐瓦魯攤位也參與了亞太文化日,文化日第一天吐瓦魯駐華學生會所表演之吐瓦魯傳統舞蹈,更是2015年文化日的亮點。