TAIPEI, Taiwan - Fast rising pop star Bii last Saturday surprised the caretakers, staff and children residing at the Sanchong District chapter of the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families ahead of his headline role at an upcoming Samsung charity concert event taking place on Oct. 12.
During his visit, Bii was greeted with a spirited performance of taiko - a type of Japanese percussion instrument - by a troupe of disadvantaged children, who had been practicing to bring their act to the charity concert. Bii said that he was impressed by the skills and dedication of the children, remarking that the seemingly simple striking of the percussion instrument is the result of practiced finesse. Together, Bii and the young taiko players pledged to bring their best performance to the stage at the event's opening act.
Organizers noted that the Samsung charity event will feature performances by a number renowned performers from both Taiwan and South Korea including Henry, Apink, comedic duo Plungon and Ricky Hsiao to stage an evening of heartwarming performances for the more than 2,000 disadvantaged children, aboriginal youth under the care of the Taipei City Department of Social Welfare, the CCF and the Child Welfare League Foundation.
Following his debut in Taiwan at the age of 17, Bii has since garnered tremendous fan support. Despite his rising career and busy schedule, Bii participates in charity efforts as much as possible. "I hope to provide the 2,000-child audience with a memorable night, and hope that the public will become more aware of the plight of the disadvantaged youth, and that through singing they may have the confidence to go wherever their dreams take them," Bii said.