“No one is an outsider” is a song by Taiwanese Amis musician Panai Kusui, meaning everyone lives together on this land. The lyrics have been widely quoted in advocacy for various public issues. DJ Dungi Sapor, as an Indigenous musician, has always remained true to her own identity throughout her life journey. She combines electronic music with traditional cultural melodies and sounds to show the pride of the Indigenous peoples. Aiko Tomi is a Taiwanese-Japanese mixed-race female immigrant. She boldly expresses her multiple identities and social observations through indie rock music. These two musicians with their varying backgrounds will inspire each other and create sparks on the TAIWANfest stage, showing the unbreakable confidence in their self-worth.
About 汝妮 Dungi Sapor
Hailing from the Amis tribe in Hualien City, Taiwan, DJ Dungi Sapor has created a unique sound by combining music from her Amis roots with techno beats. On a trip to New Zealand in 2017, Dungi interacted with the Maori people. This experience helped her reflect on the importance of her Indigenous heritage as well as the dilemma of how to revive and pass along the culture and traditions. Upon her return to Taiwan, Dungi experimented with adding traditional tunes and sounds to her sets, and creating original songs. In 2021, she released her EP, I Ho Yan, which was used as part of an NBA G League halftime performance. She has since been invited to perform at various clubs and festivals in Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand.
About AIKO TOMI
Alt-pop artist AIKO TOMI is known for her energetic presence and unexpected lyricism. Her debut album, ‘Animal’s Awake,’ is a triumphant coming-of-age journey infused with a giddy, romantically hopeful spirit — it’s a self-reclamation that also serves as playful commentary on our hyperconnected, image-obsessed, disposable culture. AIKO TOMI’s vibrant visuals and dynamic live performances create an immersive experience that celebrates freedom and self-expression. Her curated live music series, “The Cult of AIKO TOMI”, is a unique showcase highlighting independent artists with diverse perspectives. AIKO TOMI has garnered attention from esteemed media outlets such as Complex Canada, smART Magazine, the TD Music Connected Series, and Breaking Sound.
The concert stage is an accessible venue. Raised spots accessible by ramps at the back of the venue providing ample sightlines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates & Times
8pm – 10pm
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8