25 Taiko Groups in Seattle

The Regional Taiko Gathering happens August 13-15, 2010, at the University of Washington. Members of 25 groups + additional musicians from Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington will take part in workshops. Some will be part of two performances. Thanks to Stan Shikuma, Barbara Yasui and the other RTG committee members for organizing and hosting this gathering.

Instructors include:
  • Michelle Fujii
  • Kelsey Furuta
  • Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
  • Eileen Kage
  • Eduardo Mendonça
  • Ringtaro Tateishi
  • Linda Uyehara Hoffman
  • Toru Watanabe
On August 14, I teach a workshop called Chinese Drumming Patterns.
Dedicated to intercultural collaboration, Byron Au Yong composes songs of dislocation, music for a changing world. He teaches in Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco.

Byron Au Yong & Christopher Yohmei Blasdel: BreathPlay
BreathPlay

Byron Au Yong: Kidnapping Water: Bottled Operas
Kidnapping Water:
Bottled Operas
Byron Au Yong: Yiju
YIJU 移居