This Sunday, a red hot a cappella group from Taiwan will perform at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium in Flushing.
VOX, a boy band under the mentorship of renowned musician Shoquan Li, will perform popular songs from various genres in English and Mandarin. Attendees can expect to hear everything from Eric Clapton to Lady Gaga to a hip-hop battle.
This concert is part of a 10-stop world tour, and there will be plenty of electricity in the air and maybe even some screaming youngsters. But the event is based on spirituality and helping others as VOX’s entire tour is a fundraiser for the Tzu Chi Foundation. In Mandarin, Tzu means “compassion,” while Chi signifies “relief,” and this foundation’s mission is to relieve suffering and create a better world by promoting altruistic love for others and selfless giving through volunteering.
The Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966, and its initiator is Dharma Master Cheng Yen, a devout Buddhist nun who is affectionately known as “The Mother Teresa of Asia.” She grew up in a rural, impoverished region of Taiwan and was convinced that people need spiritual wealth as well as material stability. Today, the foundation serves 10 million members in more than 90 countries over five continents, focusing on charity, medicine, education and humanity.