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Awake your sleeping memories through drumming sound. For strengthening cultivating the groups of folk arts in Hualien County and passing down the drum-based folk arts and culture, we hope to manage sustainably the activity “Battle of the King of Drummers” through the program “2014 Twelve Major Festivals in Ke Zhuang” organized by Hakka Affairs Council, and provide the related drum-based groups of folk arts with a performance platform via Fuyuan Elementary School, Fuyuan Village, Ruisui Township, Hualien County, in order that participants can learn something relating to drum skills from each other to further achieve the purpose of sustainable cultural heritage of folk arts.

Activity point: No.239, Sec.1, Zhongzheng Rd., Ruisui Township, Hualien County(Fuyuan Bao’an Temple)
Active Date: 108 years July 27 (Sat)
Active Hours: 16:30 to 20:30

At Drumming with Joy on Hakka Night, the audience will be able to enjoy the superb performances by the percussion bands. Dance Class of Hualien Hakka Affairs Department and Hualien Hakka Choir will be the warm-up act. After this, the champion of the non-student category of the Drum Competition 2018, Fuyuan Sonorous Drum Band, will take over the stage together with the champion of the student category, Bali Youth Percussion Band of Micang Elementary School (Bali, New Taipei City). The event is also joined by the world-famous Ten-Drum and YuGuFun Drum Group, as well as other outstanding percussion groups from Taiwan: SinNgaVug Flower Drum Band and Reality Punch Percussion. The lineup intends to give the audience an extraordinary cultural feast with the aim of passing on Hakka folk art and culture. All the local residents are welcome to participate in the diverse activities this year, with the hope of demonstrating the integrated features of multiple cultures among the Hakka people in Hualien and at the same time promote the tourism of East Taiwan.

Activity point:Fuyuan Elementary School, Ruisui Township, Hualien County

Activity Date: 108 year (Sun), July 28

Active Hours: 09:00 to 17:00

Stage 1: Gender equality makes for a more harmonious society.

This activity concentrates on gender equality in the hope of raising awareness of equality among people today.

Stage 2: Light Travel in Hakka Village: 12 Hakka festivals throughout the year!

The annual cultural activities are incorporated into the board game, and with the instructor’s guidance, participants will learn about the different Hakka events throughout the year. The activity shows the diverse aspects and rich heritage of the Hakka people.

Stage 3: First Hakka Village in the East Rift Valley and Local Village Stories

With the instructor’s guidance and explanation of the community maps, participants will explore the humble Hakka culture and experience the excitement of the drum competition in the Bazai Village (the now Fuyuan Community).

Stage 4: Reminiscing about Childhood Entertainment

Children will learn what kinds of toys their parents played in their childhood.

Stage 5: Hakka Craft DIY Activity

Traditional Toy – Making beanbags

Activity point: No.30, Xueshi Rd., Fuyuan Village, Ruisui Township, Hualien County
Activity Date: 108 year (Sun), July 28
Active Hours: 09:00 to 17:00

Over 20 booths that sell Hakka specialty merchandise and display products from food manufacturers are set at the event to provide participants with a convenient venue for food and drinks. The drum competition this year will help promote Hakka-related industries, thereby popularizing Hakka culture and enhancing the tourism marketing in Hualien County.

Fun Drum Contest:

There will be a bass drum and sound meter at the event. After participants beat the drum, the sound level will be measured. People who are interested should register on-site. One hundred local residents will be able to take part in this contest. The top three loudest drummers will be awarded prizes, whereas the rest will receive participation gifts.