hearing-taiwan Focus-on-Taiwa---Taiwan-GraphicCanadian Music Week 2014 welcomes the first-ever export mission to Canada from Taiwan. Meet key companies and see award-winning Taiwanese artists in concert. The Taiwan Ministry of Culture Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) is showcasing three Taiwanese bands at this year’s Canadian Music Week (CMW) in partnership with CLICK MUSIC.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY May 8, 2014: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (IMP) MEDIA CONFERENCE - CMW HEARING TAIWAN Taiwan representatives and artists will connect with the media and present an intimate acoustic set from io. Media will have the chance to speak with key leaders in the export mission and meet the showcasing artists LOCATION: IMP / CMW International Marketplace – Adelaide Room – Main Floor, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel (525 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 2L2) RSVP: jonathan@audioblood.com Saturday, May 10, 2014: 1:00 -3:00 PM B2B International Meetings Pre-arranged one-on-one business-to-business (B2B) meetings with members of the delegation from Taiwan LOCATION: IMP / CMW International Marketplace – Adelaide Room – Main Floor, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel (525 Bay Street) SATURDAY, May 10, 2014: 6:00 – 7:30 PM HEARING TAIWAN - VIP RECEPTION closes CMW 2014 LOCATION: IMP / CMW International Marketplace – Adelaide Room – Main Floor, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel (525 Bay Street) Ministry-of-Culture-Taiwan---LOGO


CMW HEARING TAIWAN - ARTIST SHOWCASES
CMW HEARING TAIWAN - IN CONCERT - THU May 8, 2014 @ 8:00-11:00 PM Facebook-icon A perfect showcase of Taiwanese culture with the crossover appeal of overseas pop stylings. See top Taiwan artists in concert:
  • 8:00 PM - io
  • 9:00 PM - RED (with DJ CODE)
  • 10:00 PM - MATZKA
The showcase features musical collaborations with name Taiwan artist DJ CODE (with RED) - and other name Canadian guest performers (including Montreal-based band The Ins and Outs and Northstarr Entertainment’s D.O. (Defy the Odds). Presented by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) in partnership with Click Music. Location: El Mocambo Upstairs - 464 Spadina

RED

Taiwan-based electronic trio RED (*DJ Code, Shao Shih & Pierre Hujoel) are a meeting point between East and West, fusing house & drum ‘n’ bass with traditional Chinese instruments. * DJ CODE: One of Taiwan’s top DJs producer, recording and mixing engineers &  Golden Indie Music Awards multi-nominee, he has spun & produced music for companies such as Armani  Exchange, Aston Martin, BMW, Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz & Samsung. (Taipei, Taiwan – Dance, DJ, Elecronic) Facebook-icon
CMW SHOWCASES
May 07 - Midnight - The Painted Lady (218 Ossington Avenue) May 08 - 9:00 PM - El Mocambo Upstairs (464 Spadina)

MATZKA

Taiwan Golden Melody “Best Band" Award-winner, winners of the Hohaiyan Rock Festival, openers for Guns N' Roses’ Taiwan tour,  they combine reggae, jazz, folk, rap and rock with native Taiwanese elements. They are one of the first Taiwanese bands to play the celebrated stage of the  Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. (Taitung, Taiwan – Folk, Reggae, Rock) (Aboriginal). Facebook-icon
CMW SHOWCASES
WED May 07 – 7:00 PM Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen Street West) THU May 08  - 10:00 PM El Mocambo Upstairs (464 Spadina)

io

First indie band to be nominated for ‘Best New Artist of the Year’ & ‘Best Band of the Year’ at the Golden Melody Awards (Chinese Asian equivalent of the Grammy Awards). They have played Liverpool’s Sound City and Beijing’s Strawberry Intl Music Festival. They played live in front of 600 million viewers at the 22nd Golden Melody Award ceremony from the prestigious Taipei Arena. (Taipei, Taiwan / Burnaby, BC – Rock) Facebook-icon io Official YouTube Channel
CMW SHOWCASES
May 07 – 9:00 PM Johnny Jacksons (587 College Street) May 08  - 8:00 PM El Mocambo  El Mocambo Upstairs (464 Spadina)