Oct 13 - 27 2021
Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival

Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival

Presented by Center for Global Engagement UM-Flint at University of Flint-Michigan

The Center for Global Engagement invites you to join the Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival, October 13-27. The festival features the culture and music of the Bunun tribal people in Taiwan.

Join us online and in-person to:

Listen to Bunun music performed by the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan using traditional Chinese musical instruments as well as Bunun musical instruments performed by the Bunun tribal members. (October 13-27)

Attend an International Lecture & Panel Discussion of Bunun music and culture featuring UM-Flint’s Professor of Anthropology, Daniel Birchok, Ph.D. (October 14)

Watch “Listen Before you Sing” a documentary film by Chih-Lin Yang and attend the post-screening Q&A with the film director. (October 21)

These activities center around Pasibutbut, a ritualistic song of the Bunun indigenous people of Taiwan sung as a sacred prayer for the millet harvest. “Pasi” means “harmonious sharing,” and “butbut” means “mutual support.”

All events are free and open to the public. See the event flyer for more details.

Admission Info

All events are free and open to the public.

Dates & Times

2021/10/13 - 2021/10/27

Location Info

University of Flint-Michigan

Michigan Room D, Flint, MI 48501