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【哲學「」星期五@紐約】Taiwanese Waves Summer Talk: Women in Music 2019/07/28


** The panel is part of


 Taiwanese Waves Look Back  A Pop-Up Exhibition **

 Summer Talk: Women in Music



Showing your creative and your talent is not always easy. Sometimes, you need to work hard and get some good luck. For Asian women, they further face many unbelievable struggling and challenges from this social structure.

The challenges include the culture conflicts among the different population or some discrimination labels on women. We are glad to have these four Asian women from the Music industry. They all are well known and having achievements.

However, there are many challenges in this process. Their stories and experiences inspired many people; we sincerely invite you to join this panel and share your thoughts.






 Time: July 28th 2:30PM

 LocationCanal Street Market (265 Canal St, New York, NY 10013)

 Free to Public, Will speak in English



Mia Min Yen –

Founder & Curator of Taiwanese Waves

Originally from Taipei, Mia Min Yen has spent the last decade in New York. Working as a concert curator, music photographer and artist manager, Yen is best known for hosting the annual Taiwanese Waves showcase at SummerStage, and numerous tours for indie artists from Taiwan in the U.S. under “Taiwanese Waves presents”.

She has also been selected as photo crew for SXSW and CMJ. Yen has always have a passion in artist development. And in recent years, she started to do management for artists such as 9m88, Elephant Gym and Sunset Rollercoaster.


9m88 –

9m88 aka. Baba is a Taiwan-raised, New York-based musician. After arriving in New York as a Jazz voice major, she has broadened her interest in various genres of music, including Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Free Improvisation.

Baba is also known for infusing her music with vivid and retro visuals. Her lyrics usually deal with personal bitter-sweet stories on a daily basis. The release of her 7-inch vinyl “Nine Head Hinano”, including a cover of City Pop classic “Plastic Love”, has helped her increase followers over the world.

9m88 is now working on her debut album <Beyond Mediocrity> independently, which will be released in August 2019.


Sophie Lu –

Sophie Lu is a Taiwanese musician, composer based in New York. She is known for combining classical and electronic music and for an unconventional approach to the piano.

She has crafted soundtracks for stories told across advertising, theatre, film and video games. Her work, a series of animated shorts for #metoo movement were featured by HBO and screened at the Sundance Film Festival 2019.


Yiling Lin –

Yiling Lin is a music business/arts management professional who hails from Tainan, Taiwan. Lin graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration.

She spent the last four years as a talent buyer/programming manager at the Blue Note, where she worked with such notable acts as Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Leehom Wang, Wu Bai, and many others. Lin currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Leo –

Leo Yu-Ning Chang is a New York-based bilingual actor, singer, emcee, and educator originally from Taiwan. Recently, Leo starred in the Off-Broadway production of Revelation: The Musical.

This year, Leo is honored to be emceeing Taiwanese Waves at Summerstage for the third time. M.F.A in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University.


** The panel is part of


 Taiwanese Waves Look Back  A Pop Up Exhibition


 Exhibition Open Hours:

7/27 (Saturday) 11am -8pm

7/28 (Sunday) 11am-6pm


Taiwanese Waves

Café Philo @ NY



Planning - Feng-Yi, Lanty Ho, Mia Min Yen

Tech Support - Chiehping Chen, Yu-Ting Feng

Visual - Yi-Xuan Lu

Special thanks to:

Ed Liu, Leo Chang, 9m88, Sophie Lu, Yiling Lin, Cat Mint Wheelcake, Canal Street Market



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