What began in 2002 as a passion for music teacher Camake Valaule to document and pass down through oral accounts the traditional songs of the Paiwan Indigenous tribes, has turned into the realisation of a dream. Now an 18-strong children’s choir and band, the Troupe has unveiled more than 40 ancient songs of love, work and ceremonies. Their pure vocals and performances have been described as “heavenly music that allows one to see the mountains and hear the breeze”.
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"Young & Old, Hand in Hand - Paiwan Dancing" | Paiwan are the indigenous peoples of Taiwan whose traditional dancing is characterised by the holding of hands while singing resonantly. This workshop will be led by Camake Valaule, founder and Artistic Director, who will be accompanied by all 15 singers from the Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe. This incredible group has performed extensively on the international scene and won wide acclaim. Join in and relish, and stomp to, the beat of ancient songs!