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Taiwanese Waves – Mia Min Yen Talking Taiwan Ep 56

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

Last year was the first year that there was a Taiwanese Waves concert at the Central Park Summerstage and it was smashing success! Thousands of people were introduced to Taiwanese musicians Anpu (also known as Deserts Xuan), Wonfu, and Sunset Rollercoaster.

This year Taiwanese Waves has been invited back to Summerstage. Recently, I sat down to talk with Mia Min Yen, the founder and organizer of Taiwanese Waves. Mia spoke with me about the origins of her love of live music, how she was finally able to bring Taiwanese Waves to Summerstage, how the musicians featured this year (Fire Ex, Dadao Huang & Berry j, and Sangpuy) are representative of the cultural diversity of Taiwan, and her vision for the future of Taiwanese Waves.

Taiwanese Waves is not only a great showcase for Taiwanese musicians, but also the only Summerstage concert series lineup to feature Asian musicians. Taiwanese Waves will be at the Summerstage on July 29th from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park. To learn more about Taiwanese Waves, visit:



Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • Where the name Taiwanese Waves comes from
  • How Mia was finally able to bring Taiwanese Waves to Central Park’s Summerstage
  • Where Mia’s interest in live music and bands came from
  • How she curates the Taiwanese Waves concert series
  • A preview of some of the musicians who will be performing at this year’s Taiwanese Waves
  • What’s Mia’s future vision for Taiwanese Waves
  • Mia’s other love of photography and where you can find on her Instagram


Related Links:

Taiwanese Waves website:

Taiwanese Waves Facebook page:

Support Taiwanese Waves by purchasing a commemorative, limited edition Taiwanese Waves key ring here:


YouTube clips of each of the musical artists that will be performing at Taiwanese Waves:

Fire EX:

Dadado Huang:

Berry j:


Summerstage website:

Mia Min Yen on Instagram:


Taiwanese Waves 2017 (promotional video)

About the Host

Felicia Lin is the Host and Producer of Talking Taiwan, a podcast which seeks to introduce you to interesting stories connected to Taiwan and the diverse individuals who make up Taiwan’s global community.

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