In September 2018, Wei-Ya found out during her fieldwork that the schools on Lanyu has just started embarking the program Indigenous Experimental Education (原住民族實驗教育), as suggested by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. This program aims at integrating indigenous knowledge into local school curricula.
Since the traditional Tao songs also document the collective history of Lanyu, why cannot we try to transform the content of this kind of songs into formats understandable and interesting for the younger generations, for example a rap, a r&b etc.?
This first experimental study aims to search for the tastes of the school pupils. Maybe we could make an audio-history book for the local schools in the end of our project?