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A Conversation with Dwagie at the CMJ 2014 Taiwan Music Express press conference Ep 50

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

For this episode of Talking Taiwan, I stopped by the CMJ 2014 Taiwan Music Express press conference to interview Dwagie (大支), one of the hip hop artists who will be performing at the CMJ Music Taiwan Night Showcase in October. Dwagie is known for writing about social issues and most notably has collaborated with the Dalai Lama.

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

  • Where Dwagie’s name comes from and what it means
  • Dwagie’s early musical influences
  • How Dwagie grew up listening to the music of Nas
  • How Dwagie will be collaborating with Nas
  • How Dwagie has met and worked with the Dalai Lama
  • Many of Dwagie’s songs are about social issues like Facebook and the Sunflower Movement
  • Why Dwagie writes songs about social issues
  • Dwagie has written songs about stray animals and is a vegetarian
  • Dwagie’s experience and involvement with the Wild Strawberries Movement and Sunflower Movement
  • How the Sunflower Movement has impacted Taiwan’s society
  • Who Dwagie will be collaborating with next
  • Dwagie’s advice to aspiring musicians


Related Links:

Dwagie’s (大支) Facebook page:

Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.:

Dalai Lama:


Taiwan Song【台灣SONG】- Dwagie [OFFICIAL VIDEO]:

People- Dwagie feat. Dalai Lama [OFFICIAL VIDEO]:

Facebook- Dwagie [OFFICIAL VIDEO]:

Sunflower- Dwagie feat. J.Wu [OFFICIAL VIDEO]:

Wild Strawberries Movement:

Sunflower Movement:

WARNING the following video contains graphic content:

Window of Butchery -Dwagie feat. all creatures:

Reliving the Sunflower Movement from Ground Zero: Jiho Chang Tells the Inside Story (Episode 174):

Eric Chang on the Occupation of the Executive Yuan During the Sunflower Movement (Episode 121):

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