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British pianist Brendan Kavanagh features Taiwan flag in new video

British pianist Brendan Kavanagh features Taiwan flag in new video

2024-02-06

London pianist Brendan Kavanagh went viral last month for getting into a confrontation with Chinese tourists. When performing at a train station, Kavanagh was approached by visitors from China, who asked him to remove them from his livestream because his camera had caught them in the background. Kavanagh refused, and has gone on to release more defiant videos, featuring props like Winnie the Pooh dolls and a Taiwan flag.

British pianist Brendan Kavanagh has put up a new video that’s not afraid to ruffle feathers.

Brendan Kavanagh
British pianist
It’s Taiwan. It’s the Taiwanese flag.

Kavanagh holds the flag up for all to see, then drapes it over his piano as he plays. This video came days after he was interrupted during a livestream by Chinese tourists, who demanded to be removed from his footage. Kavanagh refused, and his altercation with the tourists went viral. Seeing his support for Taiwan, a local student from Taiwan joined him on camera, to teach him a few words in Taiwanese.

An An
Taiwanese international student
I’m a Taiwanese who has long lived abroad. I’ve experienced myself how the voice of Taiwan often goes unheard, how Taiwan’s values often go unseen. So I wanted to thank him for allowing Taiwan to stand with other free and democratic countries, to stand apart from China.

An An had thanked the pianist, who told her he’d like to visit Taiwan.

An An
Taiwanese international student
He said he would very much like to visit Taiwan. But previously there was news about the CCP running secret police posts in the U.K. He was worried that Taiwan had a similar issue. But I assured him that Taiwan is a very safe place.

The pianist also asked An An to teach him some phrases in Taiwanese. He wanted to invite Malaysian hip hop singer Namewee to collaborate.

An An
Taiwanese international student
Kavanagh is already writing a song about the incident. He’s hoping that Namewee go to London to perform with him. …I’d love the chance to perform with him, too. To perform “Taiwan the Green.”

An An is a cellist. She says she hopes that someday, the sweet melody of “Taiwan the Green” can be heard across London.

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獨家!英鋼琴家披國旗 女研究生教台語說"台灣加油"

2024-02-06

英國鋼琴家卡瓦納槓上小粉紅,日前他演奏時特別帶上小熊維尼玩偶,昨天甚至還帶著巨幅台灣國旗,一位台灣女留學生安安趕到現場感謝他力挺台灣,為台灣發聲,還教他用台語說"台灣加油",兩人親切互動。民視新聞獨家訪問到安安,她表示卡瓦納表達想來台灣的意願,不過家人很憂心他的安危,安安告訴他台灣很安全,力邀他來台。

就是要讓小粉紅繼續玻璃心碎,英國鋼琴家卡瓦納又出招了。

[[英國鋼琴家 卡瓦納]]
“這是台灣,台灣國旗”

卡瓦納向圍觀的民眾介紹這是台灣國旗,還直接把旗子披在鋼琴上演奏,因為日前他在車站直播演出,被中國民眾鬧場,說自己不想入鏡,要卡瓦納刪影片,蠻橫態度氣得卡瓦納成為反中第一戰將,看到他高調挺台灣,人在英國留學的女研究生安安,熱血衝到現場,教他用台語為台灣加油。

[[台灣留學生 安安]]
“我長期是處在海外的台灣人,我經歷到,其實台灣人的聲音時常沒有被聽見,台灣人的價值時常在國際上沒有被看見。就跟他說謝謝他,讓我們台灣可以跟民主自由的國家站在一起,跟中國有所區別”

安安向卡瓦納表達感謝,卡瓦納也透露想訪問台灣。

[[台灣留學生 安安]]
“他有表達說他很想來台灣,但是因在英國之前有爆出,有中共的秘密警察的問題,他怕說台灣會不會也有類似的狀況,我就跟他說,沒有,台灣很安全”

卡瓦納不只想來台灣,還拜託安安教他講台語,他要邀請馬來西亞歌手黃明志合作,組辱華連線。

[[台灣留學生 安安]]
“卡瓦納已經在寫一首有關於這件事情的歌,希望黃明志可以來倫敦可以跟他一起演奏,如果有這個機會的話,我很想跟他一起演奏台灣翠青”

擅長大提琴的安安,許下願望,或許不久真的可以看到聽到台灣翠青的樂聲在倫敦飄揚。

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