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Highlight: Good things come in small packages

By Ho Yi  /  Staff reporter

Mongolian singer Urna Charhar-Tugchi.

Photo courtesy of Trees Music and Art

Musicians from Mongolia, France, Taiwan and Norway will gather tomorrow at MMF mini (小流浪), a scaled-down version of the Migration Music Festival (流浪之歌音樂節), for a one-day music festivities.

Begun in 2001 by independent record label Trees Music and Art (大大樹音樂圖像), Migration has become the premier event for Taiwanese fans of folk and world music. However, due to funding constraints, the organizers changed it to a biennial event.

Though smaller in size, MMF mini features an equally exciting lineup of performances by internationally-acclaimed artists, including Atayal musician Inka Mbing, who will perform folk and children’s songs with a group of Atayal youngsters. Meanwhile, young Sami artist Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson sings the stories of her people through yoik, a traditional style of Sami chanting.

A past performer at Migration, renowned Mongolian singer Urna Charhar-Tugchi will return for an anticipated performance with Iranian French percussionist Keyvan Chemirani. Following the footsteps of his father Djamchid Chemirani, one of the world’s foremost masters of the zarb, a type of Persian drum, Keyvan Chemirani has become proficient in Iranian percussion music and has performed with folk and classical musicians from different cultures.

In between performances, Atayal mouth harp and Persian drum musicians will hold free workshops.

MMF mini will take place tomorrow from 2pm to 6pm at Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yanping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號). Tickets are NT$1,000 for an all-day pass, NT$1,499 for one adult with a child aged between 6 to 15 and NT$3,000 for a group admission for four, available through NTCH ticketing, online at and 7-Eleven ibon, FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort and Hi-Life (萊爾富) Life-ET kiosks.

For more information, go to the event’s bilingual Web site:

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