Pingtung Tung Port's three-yearly welcoming king's peace ceremony, there is a drum array "Pasukan Hore" (Pasukan Hore) composed of Indonesian fishermen. There are YouTube videos and reports of fishermen banging musical instruments, vigorously shaking their fortune cars, and singing songs from their motherland at temple fairs. In September 2016, typhoons such as Moranti, Malka, and Maggie frequently hit. One of the members of the drum group, Ang Wang, played and sang "Typhoon Maggie" with a guitar. The boredom of the trapped cabin. Earlier in the same year, the earthquake in Meinong with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale killed more than 100 people. Brother Wang mourned the "disaster" with a song in the same claustrophobic cabin. These two songs are his feedback on what he saw in a foreign land.
This year was also the first time I received demo tapes from Mandala Supianto, who was still working in a Siliconecon factory in Taoyuan at the time, namely "Taipei Main Station" and "My Pain" ”, the former focuses on the friendship between migrant workers, while the latter is a song he wrote when he was shocked by the 2015 case of Indonesian fishermen who were tortured to death. This is the starting point of "Song from afar". This collection and writing project wedding photo retouching services is the archives and fieldwork developed by the team partners based on their research interests in the practice of immigrant art and past field experience, trying to explore the working (bekerja) and creation (berkarya) status of Indonesian immigrant workers. The music production experience under the background, and thinking about how to respond to the society, and then split the public's way of viewing migrant workers. The number of Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan has skyrocketed since 2004. Before the COVID-19 outbreak hit Taiwan,
the number of Indonesian migrant workers once exceeded 277,000 in January 2020, accounting for 38.9% of all foreign workers in Taiwan. This figure does not include one. More than 10,000 overseas seafarers on ocean-going fishing vessels. Although the total number of migrant workers in Indonesia has dropped to less than 250,000 under the influence of the pneumonia epidemic for nearly two years, the steady growth in the past 16 years has already formed different scales across Taiwan, providing catering, shopping, communications, remittances, An agglomeration economic network for international freight, entertainment and other services. To this day, coin-operated karaoke has almost become the key equipment of Indonesian stores in Taiwan. Some stores even have giant projection screens, dance floors and boxes. With only a few ten yuan copper plates, you can create your own music scene.