Taiwan: Divine Land Marching Band Receives Warm Welcome at the Culture Festival in Lu-Ju Township, Kaohsiung County (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 29, 2007, the Tomato Culture Festival was held in Lu-Ju Township of Kaohsung County, Taiwan. Festival organizers invited the Taiwan Divine Land Marching Band to perform on stage. Their musical performance moved the audience, prompting frequent, warm applause.
The Tomato Culture Festival is an important event in Lu-Ju Township. Besides promoting agricultural products indigenous to the township, there are many competitions, exhibitions, and stage performances. The festival attracts many people. Practitioners applied for a booth and distributed Falun Dafa materials and clarified the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa. Many people learned about the beauty of Dafa and the cruelty of the persecution.
As the start of the event, the Divine Land Marching Band performed at the entrance of the square where the event was held, which attracted the attention of many visitors. Later the band moved to the main stage and performed at the opening ceremony. They played "Falun Dafa Is Good," "Fa Drums and Fa Trumpets Shake the World of Ten Directions," "Fa Rectifies the Universe," "Delivering Treasures," "Buddhas Grace and Divine Music," and "Joy to the World."
Introducing the Taiwan Falun Dafa Divine Land Marching Band, the festival host explained that the band was founded in October 2006 by a group of Falun Dafa practitioners. The youngest member of the band is ten and the oldest is over 70. Practitioners come from all walks of life, and include doctors, school principals, teachers, and engineers. The band is composed of more than 500 members playing more than ten different musical instruments. To much praise and approval, the band has been invited to dozens of events both inside and outside of Taiwan during the less than two years it has existed. Members of the Band benefit from practicing Falun Dafa and they hope to bring the beauty of Dafa to everyone at the festival. They also wished the festival success.
After the band's performance, the audience was so moved that the host, responding to a request from the audience, asked the band to perform two more songs, "Falun Dafa Is Good," and "Joy to the World." The head of Lu-Ju Township, Wang He-Hsiung, thanked band members for their outstanding performance when he spoke to the audience. He gave a certificate of appreciation to the band for bringing great music to Lu-Ju Township.
At the event, celestial maidens gave out bookmarks with a lotus and the words "Falun Dafa Is Good." They also distributed information about the Divine Performing Arts upcoming shows in Taiwan. Wang and Yang Chou, head of Kaohsiung County, accepted the flyers and the bookmarks. Many visitors came to ask for the bookmarks.
After the Divine Land Marching Band left the event, they continued performing on the streets of Lu-Ju Township for over a hour to share the beauty of Dafa.