Taiwan's goth-style rock band ChthoniC, best known for blending the traditional Chinese musical instrument erhu (??) with rock music, will tour 80 cities in America, Canada, Britain and Germany over the next 5 months. Backed by Ozzy Osburne, the band under the banner of “UNlimited Taiwan” will not only entertain rock aficionados, but will be the musical ambassador of Taiwan's bid to join the United Nations.
For more information about the band's schedule and related articles, please check out the website:
http:// www.smallswordsmagazine.com/articles/sound/ozztaiwan.htm. and http:// www.chthonic.org/unlimited
(Ben Shao is Director of Press Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, Taiwan's representative office in the tri-state area.)