Vancouver Nakasi was formed in 2014 and performs traditional Taiwan music.
Nakasi is an essential traditional form of popular music in Taiwan and Japan, most typically associated with elements of working-class culture such as old tea parlors and drinking bars. One explanation supposes that the word describes the migratory lifestyle of Nakasi musicians, who traditionally travelled from one tea parlor to another.
A very rustic and urban-rooted form of music, Nakasi is normally played with a keyboard, which has replaced the accordion, and drums accompanying the singers. As such, the form is a favorite of pro-labor bands and musical groups.