In the last few years, many local Taiwanese communities held the annual Hello Taiwan! charity concert and raised over $25,000 to support different non-profit organizations. Also through the event, the “Hello Taiwan” charity concert is able to showcase top Taiwanese and New York local musical talent to the community. This year, we’re excited to invite three musician groups that are already making waves in the music scene in New York City to join the charity concert which will take place on Sunday, October 30, 5-9pm, at the Taiwan Center, located at 137-44 Northern Blvd.
Even better, their Taiwanese Food Bazaar will feature delectable and authentic Taiwanese dishes that you can’t find anywhere else. In addition, this year’s concert also falls on Halloween’s Eve. Anyone who dresses up in a costume will receive a bottle of free beer or soda at the event.
All proceeds from the event will go to support the Hurricane Matthew’s Apocalyptic Aftermath in Haiti. So with good food, good music, and a good cause – what else could you ask for?
Patrick Huang said, “Specifically, the charity concert has donated to Breezy Point firemen whose houses burned down in Hurricane Sandy 2012, typhoon victims in Philippines 2013, domestic violence victims in Queens and Brooklyn 2014, and concert fire burn victims in Taiwan 2015.
It's an annual effort by young Taiwanese Americans. Their heart is bigger than their pocket but nevertheless it's a noble attempt.”
A free admission “Small Eats Bazaar” will take place from 5PM-6PM. The concert begins at 6PM with a $10 Admission charge. Food Sales will continue. Hello Taiwan is being organized by Diana Lee, founder of AsianInNY.com, TAANY/Passport to Taiwan, and Tai-Ke New York.
Here is the lineup for the concert.
Treya is a Brooklyn based singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with an extensive foundation in classical music. Her cinematic songs are built with ethereal vocals that sit over Nina Simone inspired piano, meditative guitar and lush chamber arrangements. Treya has shared stages with Yo-Yo Ma and the late jazz pianist Billy Taylor as a string player in various youth orchestras that have performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Beginning piano lessons at a young age, she has over 10 years of formal training under her belt. The time spent in the classical world is evident in Treya’s artful performances – moving fluidly between piano, guitar and viola in the studio and on the stage. Treya has an impressive performance record that includes official CMJ and SXSW showcases, multiple residencies at the Ace Hotel in New York, appearances at the Standard Hotels in New York and LA, Sofar Sounds in the UK and US and at the legendary Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre. www.treyamusic.com
Late Cambrian is an asian male/female Indie Rock Duo from Brooklyn NYC. They make fun melodic Indie Electro-Pop LP’s and perform a guitar based Indie Rock show of the same songs. Their songs have been heard on numerous MTV and BRAVO TV shows. They are currently recording a brand new EP for a late 2016 release. www.latecambrian.com
Led by double-necked fretless guitarist Simon C.F. Yu, r.O.T.i. (Resilience of the Intelligent) has been making waves on the New York scene with their hard-hitting brand of funk rock. Incorporating musical elements from his native Hong Kong (along with strong jazz and metal influences), r.O.T.i. stands alone with an exciting sound that is rarely heard within the jazz/rock idiom. After graduating from Berklee School of Music, Yu began to collaborate with many of the top artists in the NYC music scene such as Evan Marien, Sean Nowell’s Kung Fu Masters, Snarky Puppy..etc In 2011 Yu toured with Hip-Hip icon Ms.Lauryn Hill for 23 shows as a lead guitarist. In 2013 Yu was featured in MISA festival in Shanghai for a sold out show with his band The Exotic Experiment. alturl.com/ysnuu
Participating groups include: North America Taiwanese Women’s Association of New York, Taiwanese American Association of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Professionals of New York, Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professionals Group, Federation of Taiwanese Student Associations in New York, NYC Taiwanese & Taiwanese Friends Network, Association of Taiwanese Alumni in Greater New York and Taiwan Center.