Students to join cultural exchanges on Africa trip
CNATAIPEI -- Students from Taipei National University of the Arts will give a variety of performances in Africa during their upcoming visits to Burkina Faso and Sao Tome and Principe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said earlier this week.
August 22, 2013, 11:46 am TWN
Invited by the ministry to promote bilateral cultural exchanges, the 12 students, accompanied by their professor, will depart for Sao Tome and Principe on Sept. 4, the ministry said.
During their two-week trip to the two countries — both diplomatic allies of Taiwan — the students will give percussion performances, sing Taiwanese folk songs, and perform a traditional martial arts drama and modern dances, the ministry said.
The group will also hold workshops to interact with their African peers, it said.
“This trip will help strengthen our cultural exchanges with Africa,” the ministry said.
David Wang, director-general of the ministry's Department of West Asian and African Affairs, will lead the group on the trip.