Taiwan Week: Music, Sounds Delicious!

On Sep 21, Taiwan Week organizers held a great live concert at the Living Room in Lower East Side of New York City showcasing talented Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English speaking Rap-Pop-Rock artists.

The bands performed that night including many of our good friends such as PaperDoll and Torpid May. Organizers also invited 2 popular rappers from Taiwan to join the event and they are Miss Ko and Gordon.

Check their bios:

Miss Ko: Miss Ko was born and raised in Queens, where she developed a unique street style, making her one of the few female rap artists with the ability to perform in both English and Chinese. In 2010, Miss Ko relocated to Taiwan in order to learn Chinese, and explore her musical potential within the music market in Asia. Less than two years, she has pioneered hip-hop to the top of the music charts with her newly released album “Knock Out,” making her not only the first female rapper in Taiwan, but also the only rap artist to ever debut at No. 1.

Gordon: Gordon has maintained a stronghold in Taiwan’s underground music scene since he first joined Kao Inc Records back in 2007. Through numerous musical releases on the Internet and his debut album, Gordon has amassed great popularity and enthusiasm in Taiwan’s hip-hop scene. With his mellow, yet graceful flow, he has transformed songs not only musically, but also lyrically.

PaperDoll: Fronted by charismatic cover girl Teresa Lee, New York indie-pop band PaperDoll’s infectious dance-rock sound can be heard in various major commercials, TV shows, and films. They have brought their uninhibitedly raw live show to NY Pride in Central Park and have opened up for OhLand, Mos Def, and Joan Jett.

Torpid May: Formed in 2009 in New York City, combining elements of pop, grunge, noise, punk and ambient rock, Torpid May creates a melodic sound that is delicate and coarse, somber and affecting, dreamy and stern. The eclectic blend of sounds, like an act of collage making, overlaying and contaminates audiences’ senses – like the city that gives birth to their music, Torpid May invites you to start experiencing and stop feeling – as senses slowly becoming overloaded.

It was a great event where we truly enjoyed the music, food and to catch up with some good friends to support Taiwan Week!

For more: http://www.un4tw.org

Torpid May

Miss Ko and Gordon

MISS KO, 國蛋 Gordon and Taiwan Week organizers!

Organizers of Taiwan Week (Ming Ray & Oliver Hsu)


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