Charity events for Typhoon Morakot victims

morakThe grassroot efforts in Taiwan to raise relief funds for victims of the Aug. 9 Typhoon Morakot have been PHENOMENAL. The following lists upcoming events to aid in the coordination of this drive.
— Trista di Genova

Typhoon Morakot devastated large portions of central and southern Taiwan causing incredible suffering to many people.

French Government provided financial support to Taiwan Government and we know that French companies located in Taiwan already offered support to help the victims.

In order to coordinate these efforts together with IFT, we will appreciate, to know if your company is willing to participate, or has already provided support (financial, personnel, material, equipment…) to any organization (Red Cross…), please let us know your position by 1st September 2009, and reply to Ms. Melanie LIANG at

In the meantime, we would like to make an appeal to all members and friends of CCIFT to participate in this meaningful event organized by the Community Services Centre on 5th September 2009. For more information, please refer to the message below.
Best Regards, Jean-Louis MORAUD
CCIFT President

On 5th September 2009, Lili’s Gallery in Tienmu will host sixteen unique artists who will paint images of Typhoon Morakot in an effort to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Morakot. Organized by the Community Services Centre, the event will culminate in a live auction of the pieces from 20:30 until 22:00.

The artists will paint from 10:00 until 20:00. Guests bid on the works throughout the course of the day either by visiting the gallery or online at

“Artists Beat the Flood” is an event not to be missed. Guests will be witness to artists in action throughout the day. They will also be treated to a top line-up of live musicians, performing from 10:00 – 20:00. Musicians include Rs Legend, Golden Melody award winner who will open the auction with powerful Paiwanese traditional singing, renowned David Foster and Andrew Page amongst others. NT 500 cover charge gets guests a free drink, snacks and all-day admission.

Follow us on Facebook – events – “Artists Beat the Flood” for updates on participating musicians and artists’ biographies.

Through creativity and community, life can be renewed. Come support this special day of art and music created and shared with the intent to help rebuild lives.

Hi everyone,
The Muddy Basin Ramblers and seven other great bands and musicians are getting together for an all-day event at Taipei Artist Village this Saturday.
Starts at 2pm, details below. Hope to see you there.

Benefit Concert for Typhoon Morakot / 莫拉克 Relief
Saturday, August 29, 2009
2 PM – 10 PM
Taipei Artist Village
Come out to support the survivors of Typhoon Morakot / 莫拉克 at a
benefit concert in the courtyard at Taipei Artist Village . Blues,
jazz, and ethnic folk musicians in Taipei are coming together to
present an all-day concert to raise money for typhoon relief on
Saturday, August 29, from 2 PM to 10 PM.
The event is free of charge, but donations are encouraged. All
proceeds will go to Taiwan ’s Red Cross Society. A Red Cross representative will be on hand at the event to accept cash donations for typhoon relief. Light snacks will be provided and food and drink will be available at the Village Cafe throughout the day. The event is open to all, and families are more than welcome.

Amanda Wu Trio ( — jazz
Blues Vibrations – blues, funk and surf rock
David Chen and the Muddy Basin Ramblers ( —
vintage blues, jug band and swing
Jen Shyu – experimental jazz (
The Kenyatta Quintet – New Orleans funk, blues, rock and reggae
Orbit Folks ( — Balkan folk, Indian percussion and jazz
Oriental World Music Alliance ( – Central
Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian and Balkan folk music
Greg Tackett Band – acoustic folk and blues
And other special guests ………

Taipei Artist Village
No.7, Bei-ping East Road , Taipei , Taiwan
One block east of Taipei Train Station
Red Cross Society of the R.O.C. (
David Chen: 0932182336
Jason Su: 0986375906
Tim Hogan: 0910032968




Amanda Wu Trio ( ——爵士
Blues Vibrations ——藍調、放克和搖滾
David Chen and the Muddy Basin Ramblers
(泥灘地浪人 ——經典爵士、jug band和搖擺
The Kenyatta Quintet ——紐奧良放克、藍調、搖滾和雷鬼
Orbit Folks (世界軌跡 ——巴爾幹民謠、印度打擊樂和爵士
Oriental World Music Alliance (東方世界音樂聯盟 ——
Greg Tackett Band – acoustic folk and blues

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