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1st National "Endless Flow! 2024 Cypher Tournament” Interschool Competition to Kick Off Showdown at Gongguan Waterfront Plaza on April 27th!

The Taipei Water Department is hosting the inaugural "Endless Flow! 2024 Cypher Tournament" this year, attracting 200 students from high schools and universities nationwide to participate. The final showdown will take place on April 27th at 4 p.m. With 46 teams contending for the top spot, their original songs reflect the youth's concern for the Earth and the environment. Through their music, they convey their solidarity and now, the top 20 school clubs eagerly await your encouragement and backing!

According to the Taipei Water Department, the event will kick off at 2 p.m. on April 27th, with the 11th to 20th ranked schools performing warm-up acts at the second stage within the Hunsui Pumping Station, a city-designated historical monument. Starting at 4 p.m., the top 10 will perform on the main stage at Gongguan Waterfront Plaza, where the winner of the "Best Live Performance Award" will be determined by the audience's cheers. This is an open stage for students to express themselves and showcase their attitudes, using music and cheers to inspire more people to face the significant impact that climate change brings to the Earth.

Student hip-hop clubs scheduled to perform today include the National Taiwan University, Yuan Ze University, Chihlee University of Technology, Tamkang University, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, National Ilan University, Tunghai University, National Tsing Hua University, Chaoyang University of Technology, National Chengchi University, Chung Yuan Christian University and National Taiwan Normal University. The high schools that made it into the top 20 include Ming Lun High School, Xinzhuang High School, Heping High School, Kaohsiung Senior High School, Kang Chiao International School Linkou, Ankang High School, Affiliated Zhongli Senior High School of National Central University, Qingshui High School, Zhongshan Girls' High School, Yanping High School and Songshan High School. Among them, the National Taiwan University Hip Hop Club's "A Century of Tears," which had the highest online preliminary views, has secured the "Online Popularity Award" with a prize of NT$30,000.

The Taipei Water Department noted that in addition to the seven-hour relay performances, there will also be a creative market and food stalls offering international cuisines on-site. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gongguan Waterfront Plaza, located at the Taipei Water Park area. To reach the event site, take Exit 4 of Gongguan MRT Station, ride YouBike to Taipei Water Museum Station, or walk along Siyuan Street for 10 minutes to reach the venue. For more details about the event, please check out the "Endless Flow! 2024 Cypher Tournament" on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.