Taiwanese indie sensation No Party for Cao Dong 草東沒有派對 and indigenous singer-songwriter Suming will both be taking to the iconic Glastonbury stage in June, to give audiences at the world’s most well-known festival a flavour of popular music in Taiwan.
Suming will be performing on the Pussy Parlure Stage on Thursday 27 June between 22:00 - 23:00, whilst No Party for Cao Dong will be playing their set on the same stage the next day on Friday 28 June at 23:20 - 00:20.
No Party for Cao Dong 草東沒有派對
“Named after Cao Dong Street, the band’s rendezvous in Taipei’s Yangming Mountain, the band made headway in Taiwanese mainstream music in 2016. The band’s debut album The Servile took the mainstream music scene by surprise when the young band walked away with both the “Best New Artist” and “Best Musical Group” awards at the 28th Golden Melody Awards. ‘Simon Says’, which won the “Song of The Year” award, features a monotonous Wood singing “Cry and shout/ask your mother to buy some toys/bring it to school and show it off/child, make some friends”.
With lyrics that are seemingly simple but satirical, the quartet convey the pent-up resentment and pessimism of their times. Cao Dong successfully captures the hearts of the younger generation by expressing the disenchantment towards society through their music.” Bandwagon Asia
Suming Rupi is an Amis singer-songwriter, actor, artist, dancer and music festival founder from the Dulan tribal village in Taitung County in Taiwan, who is also currently serving as a board member for Taiwan Public Television.
The string of major awards he has won, including a Golden Horse film award, a Golden Melody Award and a Golden Indie Music Award, are not just a testament to the recognition that Suming has achieved in the visual arts and music scenes, but are also a reflection of the development of his own tribe’s culture in the context of contemporary society.
From dedicating himself to returning to his tribal homeland to run youth teaching organizations, to producing albums in his mother tongue, Amis, and founding the Amis Music Festival, Suming has fed back into his own living culture, his land and his tribe, sharing it with people around the world.