“Double Ten” ROC National Day is here again. Every year, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) sends “Cultural Goodwill Mission Troupes of National Day” formed by excellent arts groups to perform overseas to showcase Taiwan’s culture and joyfully celebrate together with overseas compatriots. The aim is to enhance overseas compatriots’ emotional bond with Taiwan and increase their understanding of Taiwan through various cultural and arts performances with a Taiwan flavor.
The cultural goodwill missions were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the last few years. We were able, however, to use online channels to increase Taiwan’s cultural penetration and continue the promotion of overseas compatriot work. This year, the OCAC will send a Cultural Goodwill Mission Troupe led by “Formosa Melody Music Center” on a performance tour of North and Central America. With the theme “Sound of Taiwan” and famous songs from around the world will be combined with dance and art formation elements; olfactory elements will also be added to present everyone with a unique musical theater experience.