Embassy of Tuvalu, R.O.C. (Taiwan) Hosts a Booth at the 2015 Shilin International Cultural Festival/吐瓦魯國駐華大使館參加2015年士林國際文化節 / 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 2015 Shilin International Cultural Festival on 3rd October, 2015 near the Tianmu Sogo! The Festival, which featured a multitude of booths organized by both foreign countries, including Tuvalu, Paraguay, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mexico, and Oman, as well as local institutions, was sponsored by the Shilin District Office and the Taipei City Government Civil Affairs Department and provided Taiwanese citizens with a unique opportunity to better understand both local and foreign cultures!

The theme of this year’s Shilin International Cultural Festival was “Fun and Enjoyable Cultural Experiences.” In honor of this theme, 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 colorful listening stations at which visitors could choose from a selection of traditional and contemporary Tuvaluan songs and revel in Tuvalu’s enticing musical stylings! Both Ambassador and Madame Taupo and a number of Tuvaluan students studying in Taiwan attended the Festival to support the Tuvalu Booth and, in some cases, show off their own musical skills!

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3日在太平洋SOGO天母店旁廣場參加台北市士林區公所與台北市政府民政局合辦的2015士林國際文化節。今年文化節不但邀請吐瓦魯、巴拉圭、吉里巴斯、索羅門群島、布吉納法索、海地、墨西哥及阿曼駐華機構設攤,而且也透過各種精彩的表演充分呈現出台灣本地文化,使民眾能夠更加瞭解國內外文化的特色。

今年士林國際文化節的主題為「Fun士一下.享受文化」。因此,吐瓦魯大使館選擇推廣「吐瓦魯的音樂、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參與了士林文化節,許多在華留學的吐瓦魯學生也一同參加該文化節並充分發揮了自己的音樂天分。