Sonia Calico, a music producer from Taipei, always boldly experiments with various formulas in her music; based on Western bass dance music, she integrates elements of her own growth experience, including Chinese pop, traditional oriental sounds, etc., to create unique works. The style of music is idiosyncratic. The source of inspiration for the creation of these sounds are the various issues surrounding them, as well as the imagination and reflection on technology and the future.
In 2022, Sonia hosted Taiwan’s first large-scale festival that combines digital art and electronic music, “SYNERGY FESTIVAL,” once again creating a progressive scene for Taiwan’s electric music.
Lead singer of The Chairman.
Formed in 1997, The Chairman is a rock band that combines elements of traditional Taiwanese culture.
The band has won the 17th and 29th Golden Melody Awards for Best Band, and its album Pakelang won “Best Recording Package at the 64th Grammy Awards.
ABAO is a Taiwanese neo-soul and R&B singer of Paiwan indigenous descent. Although she initially broke into the Chinese-speaking pop world in 2003, she gained mainstream recognition in 2020 for her album, Kinkaian (Mother Tongue), which was nominated for eight Golden Melody Awards. The album, sung mostly in ABAO’s native Paiwan language, went on to win Best Album and Best Song, a remarkable feat for a Taiwanese indigenous music production given the dominance of Mandopop. Kinkaian, which mixes soul, R&B, hip hop and electronic music with traditional Paiwan folk music, was inspired by helping her grandmother record an album of traditional Paiwan songs.
In 2015, she started Nanquaq, an organization devoted to collecting and recording traditional indigenous music across Taiwan, and now oversees the production of “new wave” projects by young indigenous musicians, including albums by the popular soul singer žž wei qi, and N1, a neo-soul/electronica compilation.
Born in Pingtung, Taiwan, and graduated from MMUS (Master of Music) Composing for Film and TV at Kingston University, London, UK.
LU-LUMING is currently engaged in the creation of soundtracks and music compositions. His works with movies, TV series, commercials, theaters, and installation art have won him the Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score, as well as various awards in Film and Music scene.
Enoma Amayo has been working in the cultural sector of Rotterdam since graduating from Arts & Economics at HKU. From marketing to promoteion, if it involves getting the Rotterdam music scene to the next level, she is in. From 2019, Enoma has been working at the Rotterdam festival and music organization Motel Mozaïque, a unique place where she can combine her love of discovering new music, hearing amazing stories and realizing unique events.
Presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts center, Baybeats is Singapore’s largest, free alternative music festival, which features some of the best and up-and-coming acts. Festival-goers can look forward to discovering a variety of music genres, including metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro, folk, hip hop and everything in between, all at one festival!
Esplanade hosts a year-long line-up of about 3,500 performances and activities that span different cultures, languages and genres, including dance, music, theatre, and more.