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Kanatal TinT-Music - Logo Update

We are a lone island, and yet linked to the world.
With melodies nurtured from this land and its rich soil,
with lyrics found within ourselves immersed in nature,
this is music that refuses to be defined,
this is music that invites everyone to join in.
The words written into the melodies
tell the universal story of what it means to be “human”.

We are a lone island,
and yet linked to the world.
With melodies nurtured from
this land and its rich soil,
with lyrics found within
ourselves immersed in
nature, 
this is music that
refuses to be defined,
this is music that invites
everyone to join in.
The words written
into the melodies
tell the universal story of
what it means to be “human”.

Kanatal TinT-Music - Suana Emuy Cilangasay

Suana·Emuy·Cilangasay

Amis & Sakizaya
Traditional instruments / Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Vaqacun Kalevuwan

Vaqacun·Kalevuwan

Paiwan & Amis
Percussion / Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Abus Tanapima

Abus·Tanapima

Bunun & Amis
Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Masaw Ali

Masaw Ali

Atayal
Guitar / Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Suana Emuy Cilangasay Mobile

Suana·Emuy·Cilangasay

Amis & Sakizaya
Traditional instruments / Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Abus Tanapima Mobile

Abus·Tanapima

Bunun & Amis
Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Colour Box Movement
Kanatal TinT-Music - Vaqacun Kalevuwan Mobile

Vaqacun·Kalevuwan

Paiwan & Amis
Percussion / Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Masaw Ali Mobile

Masaw Ali

Atayal
Guitar / Vocal

Kanatal TinT-Music - Banner Mobile
Kanatal TinT-Music - Group Photo

Kanatal [ga-na-dal] means “island” in the Amis language, referring to the small island of Taiwan. The coastline surrounding us is at once an entrance and an exit: different ethnic groups live together on the island and connect with the world through the ocean. Four talented Indigenous musicians come together with their multi-ethnic backgrounds, the epitome of an island society, creating explosive harmony that boldly crosses borders.

The core of Kanatal’s creative direction lies in the relationship between people and nature. From self-identity to ethnic integrity, music allows them to break through the constraints of language, race, and geography. The members explore their own ethnic backgrounds from an international perspective, discovering new dialogues with the world.

There’s no rigid work division in Kanatal—everyone can be the lead singer. With a flexible formation, Kanatal not only experiments with musical genres, they also tell stories informed by their own complex identities and lived experiences. Each member is good at combining electronic music, rock, pop, and other genres with traditional elements. They are committed to creating world music that can be mainstream yet remain unique. The concept of Kanatal is not just limited to the “island”; it encompasses all human beings.

Kanatal TinT-Music - Colour Box

Kanatal [ga-na-dal] means “island” in the Amis language, referring to the small island of Taiwan. The coastline surrounding us is at once an entrance and an exit: different ethnic groups live together on the island and connect with the world through the ocean. Four talented Indigenous musicians come together with their multi-ethnic backgrounds, the epitome of an island society, creating explosive harmony that boldly crosses borders.

The core of Kanatal’s creative direction lies in the relationship between people and nature. From self-identity to ethnic integrity, music allows them to break through the constraints of language, race, and geography. The members explore their own ethnic backgrounds from an international perspective, discovering new dialogues with the world.

There’s no rigid work division in Kanatal—everyone can be the lead singer. With a flexible formation, Kanatal not only experiments with musical genres, they also tell stories informed by their own complex identities and lived experiences. Each member is good at combining electronic music, rock, pop, and other genres with traditional elements. They are committed to creating world music that can be mainstream yet remain unique. The concept of Kanatal is not just limited to the “island”; it encompasses all human beings.

Kanatal TinT-Music - Group Photo
Kanatal TinT-Music - Colour Box
Kanatal TinT-Music - Group Mobile

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