Portland Musicians help Japan

Last Monday, when I met with artistic director Michelle Fujii of Portland Taiko, she said that she would speak with PT's community group about how they would like to respond to the recent devastation in Japan. I am excited to announce that in a few days musicians and concerned citizens throughout Portlandia have pulled together to present a Benefit Concert for Japan.

Portland Taiko + Portland State University's Department of Music host this benefit concert for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Performers include:

  • Portland Taiko
  • Takohachi
  • Mexica Tiahui
  • Mike Barber
  • Natya Leela Academy
  • Carla Mann and Jim McGinn
  • Hanzaburo Araki

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