A delegation of Youth Ambassadors from the Republic of China (Taiwan) will be staging a music and dance extravaganza at the Lecture Theater of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College at Glen on Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
The 90-minute presentation of Chinese music, traditional and contemporary dance and Chinese opera is a unique demonstration of culture and the beauty of Taiwan. The students of the Community College will also join the event in performing music and dances to showcase Vincentian culture.
Admission to the event is free.
The delegation comprises 17 youth ambassadors with majors in art, music, dance and some other fields from prestigious universities in Taiwan. They underwent rigorous training for 45 days before embarking on a three-week tour of San Francisco, Los Angels, St. Kitts and the Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They are scheduled to visit St. Vincent Sept. 14 through 18.
The Government of Taiwan has conducted the International Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program since 2009. This year, Taiwan is organising eight delegations of youth ambassadors, made up of 128 students, to tour 36 cities in 32 countries.
Each delegation visits four or five nations in areas such as Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America and West Asia. They will conduct meetings, attend seminars, and stage performances that combine dance, music and Mandarin language themes, so as to introduce Taiwan to local audiences.
The Youth Ambassadors Program is aimed to forge lasting friendships with people from different cultural backgrounds, who will in turn gain a better appreciation of all that Taiwan has to offer.