Introduction to Taiwan International Drum Music Festival
| The drum music was developed due to its practical function at first. It was mainly used in religion, military, communication, folk customs and ceremony. Later, its rich sound effects and strong rhythms, it became an art of music, used in the daily entertainment or folk dances or songs. Book of poetry and Records of Great Historian have special descriptions for drum sounds, from which it can be seen that hundreds of years ago, drum music was a well known form of art.
Taiwan drum music mainly came from China in style or Drumming art. Therefore, when Ten Drum Percussion Art Group was formed, it innovate new style or new drumming art with the theme of Taiwan. It integrated physical training into drumming art, promoted drumming education among the children in Taiwan. During the promotion, it also received support from Tainan municipal government and all walks of life. It attended opening ceremony of Sydney Olympic Games and the Opening Tour Performance of World Cup in South Korea.
In 2002, under the support of Tainan municipal government, Ten Drum joined its Drumming Art Carnival with Tainan Qixi Art Festival and hosted Fucheng Qixi International Art Festival, which enhanced the communication of drumming art in and outside Taiwan and brought the art of drumming to popularity.
Now drumming is representing Tainan. To promote Tainan drumming over the whole Taiwan, introducing international drumming team into Taiwan is not enough. It need to bring Tainan Drumming out to the world. In light of sponsoring Taiwan International Drum Music Festival, tourists from in and outside Taiwan will come around. This event will raise culture and art level, promote international culture communication as well as tourism.