About WMF@Taiwan 關於 世界音樂節@臺灣

秋日午后,河濱草地慵懶散漫,我聽到音樂從草香中滿溢而出…..
或許不懂音樂,或許為了市集或某首歌,我來到幸福之中。

1997年夏天,我特地飛到英國參加Reading Festival,這個從1989年開始的世界音樂節,徹底挑起了我的音樂節之夢。
數百頂帳篷佈滿草地,年輕人成群結隊前來紮營,全力衝刺三天的演出活動。
草地上坐滿不同年齡層的人,大家一邊輕鬆欣賞音樂、一邊享受著夏日滋味。
我看到,一個小男孩坐在父親的肩膀上,有說有笑地轉換場地看演出。
我看到,人群從某頂帳篷爆滿出來,熱情推擠著欣賞一個老人演出西塔琴,那是鼎鼎大名的印度音樂大師Ravi Shankar。
在那裡,音樂跨越了年齡、語言和疆界,成為微妙的觸媒劑,打動了許多人。
人們來到這裡,不只為了音樂,也為了相聚同歡,為了那份珍貴的幸福感。
當時進入音樂產業十年的我心想……何時我們也能舉辦這樣的音樂節?

~楊錦聰 (2016世界音樂節 @臺灣 召集人.風潮音樂創辦人)

Music and the fragrance of grass lazily blend together on an autumn afternoon by the riverbank.
Maybe you don’t know much about music. Maybe you’ve come for the bazaar or to hear a certain song. Whatever it may be, you have come to a place of happiness.

In the summer of 1997, I had the pleasure of attending the Reading Festival in the UK. This world music festival that was begun in 1989 planted the seeds of a dream inside of me.
A few hundred tents covered the grassy expanse as crowds of young people got together, set up camp, and enjoyed the three-day event to the fullest.
The grounds were full of people of all ages sitting on the grass, leisurely enjoying the music while soaking in the scent of summer.
Music served as a catalyst that moved people, reaching past any barriers of age, language, and nationality.
People were there not only for the music, but also just to gather together and enjoy themselves for that precious feeling of happiness.
I had been in the music industry for ten years, and I thought: When will we be able to hold an event like this?

- Ken Yang
- (sponsor of the 2016 World Music Festival @ Taiwan and founder of Wind Music)


2016年,我們辦到了。

臺灣有很多很精彩的音樂節,但是世界音樂品項的並不多,許多音樂界前輩努力推廣臺灣樂團及創作人到其他國家,也引進許多優秀團隊到臺灣演出,讓世界音樂的種子播撒在這塊土地上,人們得以聽聞地球音樂的芬芳。在深深感謝之餘,身為音樂產業的一份子,身為對音樂仍然懷有執著夢想、甚至本身就是無可救藥資深樂迷的我們,是應該要做一些現在不做、將來必定後悔的事了。

「2016世界音樂節@臺灣」是由文化部影視及流行音樂產業局主辦的活動,雖然是官辦音樂節,卻充滿了獨立的精神。

世界音樂是從大地長出來的音樂,是一個人的生命躍動,或是一群人的生命節奏,不管是起源地非洲,或是美洲、歐洲、亞洲任何一個地方,世界音樂的發展都和那個時代的荷爾蒙緊緊相關,現在則是和年輕世代的音樂潮流緊密融合。

於是我們想,如果台灣有一個音樂節是老少咸宜的,有傳統經典、有流行跨界,有全家一起來時能各取所需、各有所好,不論哪個年齡層都能聽到、看到喜歡的音樂演出,都能沉浸在全家或好友共同參與一個音樂節的幸福感裡,那該有多好。

為了這份幸福感,我們打造了這個有大小舞台、有講座、有工作坊、有上百頂帳篷市集的音樂節。在這裡,音樂可以是吸引你來的主因,或者你是為了市集而來,更或者…你不清楚什麼是世界音樂,但期待和家人、和三五好友一起在秋日午后,閒適坐在河濱公園的草地上,聽著舞台上傳來的美妙音樂,或在逛市集時驚喜找到愛不釋手的手作藝品、吃到讓味蕾感動不已的異國風料理。

非常期待,能在這裡遇見你。

~于蘇英 (2016世界音樂節 @臺灣 策展人.風潮音樂企劃總監)

2016. We did it!

There are a lot of great music festivals in Taiwan, but world music is not a commonly-seen aspect. A great number of older people in the Taiwanese music industry have worked hard to promote music groups and musicians from Taiwan in other countries, and they have also brought in numerous outstanding groups from abroad. This has spread and cultivated the seeds of world music in Taiwan, allowing locals to experience music from other countries. Besides extreme gratitude to these older musicians, as a members of the music industry and as people who cling to dreams of music (even to the point of being helpless music addicts), we feel it is time to do something now, because if we don’t, we are sure to regret it.

The 2016 World Music Festival @ Taiwan is being organized by the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, and despite being a government-organized event, there is by no means a lack of independent spirit.

World music can be seen as a product of the land, a movement in a person’s life, or the tempo of a group of people. Regardless of where the music comes from, whether it is Africa, the Americas, Europe, or Asia, the development of world music is tightly knit to the spirit of the generation that has produced it. Presently, it is closely integrated to the musical trends of the young generation.

And so, we thought that if Taiwan were to have such a music festival for the young and old, one that would meet the demands of the whole family and would satisfy lovers of traditional classics, pop, and fusion music, then people of all types could enjoy the happiness of a music festival with their families and friends.

In an effort to create this happiness, we have arranged for stages small and large as well as lectures, workshops, and a bazaar with over 100 tents. Though you may be unsure of what world music is, you will all the same take delight in the ambience of autumn afternoons with your friends and family comfortably relaxing on the grass of the Riverside Park while listening to beautiful music, looking for irresistible treasures at the bazaar, and enjoying food that your taste buds will sing for.

We look forward to seeing you there!

- Yu Su-ying
(curator of the 2016 World Music Festival @ Taiwan and Wind Music Planning Director)