To demonstrate how literature extends far beyond mere written words, the Taiwanese delegation to the upcoming 2014 Hong Kong Book Fair will include reading performances accompanied by live music, as well as a voice rendition of popular silver screen productions and martial arts novels.
The literary performances will start off on July 18, in which Nanguan music diva Wang Xin-xin (王心心) will team up with the Novo A Cappella Group (爵諾人聲樂團) for a musical interpretation of classic Chinese poetry, including those by Taiwanese poet Yu Guang-zhong (余光中).
On July 20, the 2014 Taiwanese baseball epic "KANO” will be introduced to Hong Kong audiences in a manner quite different from its silver screen delivery. Movie director Umin Boya (馬志翔), actor Cao You-ning (曹佑寧), and singer Suming (舒米恩) will hold a public recital of the original script set against the movie soundtrack.
Then on July 22, Hong Kong audiences will become reacquainted with some of the most memorable characters penned by martial arts novelist Louis Cha (金庸) through a xiangsheng performance by veteran actor Feng Yi-kang (馮翊綱).
To be jointly presented under the event title of "Voices of Taiwan,' the three innovative performances were organized by the Kwang Hwa Cultural Center, which will also assist independent bookstore operators from Taiwan to hold open forums and discussions at the 2014 Hong Kong Book Fair.
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