Hakka music festival impresses Taiwan in last month of 2020

To promote Hakka musical heritage, the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) has organized the Taiwan Hakka Music Festival since 2019. Its second edition is taking place across the country from Dec. 12, 2020 through Jan. 30, 2021.

In addition to continuing to present the diversity of Hakka music, the Council also helps form the “Hakka music power” by incorporating all the resources from different fields in the Hakka music community to expand the audience base through the music event.

The theme of this years festival is dongˊ ianˇ oi sangˊnˇ, which means [I/we] certainly care about you in the Hakka language. Sangˊ” refers to a voice or sound, implying that, through musical sounds, the public will learn more about Hakka culture.

The festival itself is a cultural and musical mosaic that is formed by the dazzlingly diverse music genres combined with Hakka elements such as traditional Hakka bayin, pop, and classical music. A series of activities and performances are being held during the two-month-long event, including battles of Hakka bayin ensembles, concerts of Hakka classical and orchestral music, the Hakka pop music competition, and contests of Hakka choir and folksongs.

Before the end of 2020, let’s enjoy lovely melodies presented by Taiwan Hakka Music Festival. More information can be found at http://hakkamusic.com.tw/index.php.

Timeline of the festival activities

Name of the activity



Hakka Pop Music Contest

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020

Legacy Taipei

Hakka Choir Competition

Saturday, Dec. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020

Miaobei Art Center

Taiwan Hakka Festival-dongˊ ianˇ oi sangˊnˇ

From Friday, Dec. 25 to Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020

Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Legacy Taipei, Huashan Spot Theater

Hakka Music Concert-Dahu Event

14:30, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021

Dahu Second Parking Lot in Miaoli County

Hakka Music Concert-Wanluan Event

15:00, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

Cocosun Leisure Farm in Pingtung County

Hakka Concert-Recreation of Classic Songs

19:30, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

Pingtung Performing Arts Center

Hakka Folksong Contest-North Event

Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Shuchilin Cultural Hall in Hsinchu’s Zhudong Township

Hakka Music Concert-Yuli Event

14:30, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

Pu Shi Ge Park in Hualien’s Yuli Township

Hakka Folksong Contest-Central Event

Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

Zhongzheng Hall in Miaoli County

 Hakka Folksong Contest- South Event

Saturday, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

Liudui Hakka Cultural Park in Pingtung County

Hakka Folksong Contest-East Event

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021

Hualien Hakka Culture Hall