Cultural Integration: Aboriginal Pop Music Project in Taiwan


Most aboriginals in Taiwan showed their remarkable talents for music. They can use different percussion instruments, integrate their traditional cultures and then to create rhythms. Nowadays, with the age of digital age, to strengthen aboriginal students' professional knowledge and practical training in pop music, this project is to combine new media technology to music producing, provide industry-academic cooperation opportunities and finally assist students to create aboriginal pop music and music videos.
This is a one-year project with 20 students (12 aboriginal students and 8 Taiwanese students). This project combined 8 courses related to aboriginal cultural learning, basic music theory harmony, recording and mixing engineering, Pop music video production and so forth. After the courses, students need to created their own music videos and then plan a final exhibition to present the results. The researcher used a qualitative method to investigate their learning process. For example, every student has a learning portfolio to record their learning. Also, the researcher will collect students’ feedback after this project. The finding shows as following: 1. The production of Music Album with Music videos 2. Setting of new media channels 3. The planning of offline exhibition. After this project, some suggestions are conducted in the following. First, with the COVID-19 influence, how to complete this project is the main difficulty. Second, the learning motivation between aboriginal and Taiwanese students are still need to take into the consideration in the future. Through this project, the research hopes that aboriginal and Taiwanese students can share each other’s culture, and the use teamwork to complete their unique music.

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Peishi Weng, Taipei University of Marine Technology, Taiwan
Yi Jie Ou, Taipei University of Marine Technology, Taiwan

Paper Information
Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Learning Experiences

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Posted by James Alexander Gordon