SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Concert by Ado

Ado Kaliting Pacidal

Date: 3 July 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 3 July 2017Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT

Type of Event: Summer School

This is part of SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School Programme.
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As one of most prolific musicians in Taiwan, Ado is highly talented and artistic. In this performance, Ado will perform songs in her native Amis (Pangcah) language and describe the story behind the lyrics. This will be a fun and exciting concert in which Ado will be accompanied by a cello, guitar and piano. The audience is free to join in and singalong and dance with the music.


Ado, whose full name in her native Amis (Pangcah) language is Ado Kaliting Pacidal,is a singer-songwriter, the host of a music program on Taiwan Indigenous Television,and a writer of original literary works. She also recently played the leading role in the film Panay (Wawa no Cidal), so she has also become a film actress.

Ado has an unusually extensive educational background for a TV host or musician.She specializes in cultural analysis and ethnomusicology, and has extensively studied issues relating to indigenous society and culture, devoting herself to indigenous self-identification and cultural promotion. She also attempts to apply her academic knowledge and her various talents to her musical compositions and the music programs she hosts, giving the final works a multifaceted viewpoint.

The 2015 film Panay (Wawa no Cidal), in which Ado plays the leading role, told a story about Taiwanese indigenous people and their relationship to the land and accurately reflected Taiwanese indigenous social issues. Not only was it one of the most notable Taiwanese films of that year, it also earned Ado a nomination for Best New Performer at the Golden Horse Awards, and received accolades at many international film festivals, including Best Children’s Feature Film at the 8th CMS International Children Film Festival in India and first place in the Jury Awards at the 6th Chinese Visual Festival in London.

In 2016, Songs on the Island Wind, a featured music program on Taiwan Indigenous Television that Ado produces and  hosts, earned her a Golden Bell Award for Best Education and Culture Program Host, providing further affirmation of the fruits of Ado’s years of work in the fields of indigenous music, history and culture.

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