I was very honored to have my first intercollegiate taiko experience this year! Teaching two workshops “Quitiplas in the Pocket” and “Body Bayashi” to taiko players from various collegiate groups is a very refreshing experience. They are full of youthful energy, curiosity and excitement about the art form. I had a lot of fun exploring … More Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational 2018
Date: April 14 (Saturday), 2018 Venue: Madreams MUSIC, Madrid In April, I had the luxury to work with two of my wonderful friends from Madrid. Isabel Romeo Biedma is a taiko artist and educator. We first met in 2014 for a taiko collaboration “Taiko Film” where we performed together for the first time. Alba IE Rubia … More Work in Progress Presentation @ Madrid
Since moving to LA, I have been studying with Kris Bergstorm on his new arrangement of Handtagnoism. It is a fascinating piece that explores different movement with taiko. Each movement combination is well thought of in which they serve the purpose of producing meaningful strikes on the taiko drums. It was such treat to perform … More Handtagonism v4
Mochi Mochi is a taiko and rice-pounding performing ensemble, utilizing the Japanese mochi-making ceremony as a vessel for music, culture, food, and fun. Incorporating audience participation, rocking music, and explanations of the cultural context of rice-pounding, the performances showcase the multi-stage mochi-making process and culminate in delicious mochi snacks. Performances “Mochi Mochi: Hajimaruyo!” is a 45~80 minute performance demonstrating the full … More Mochi Mochi
This summer I had a wonderful opportunity to perform at ShastaYama Taiko Festival again since 2014. Last time I was here performing as part of Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. This time I performed with Taiko Trekkers, a group of individual taiko drummers from all over west coast. Bruce “Mui” Ghent was the spear head of … More ShastaYama Taiko Festival
Yeeman Mui playing “MANMAN” WARTHOG MUI in Spall Fragments 2016. Come join this serio-comic theatre adventure in Los Angeles and San Francisco in July 2016. (Not recommended for children, contents include adult language and violence) SPALL FRAGMENTS: Taiko Drum-Dance Action-Adventure for the 21st Century explodes out of choreographer Joe Small‘s often surreal encounters with … More Spall Fragments 2016 LA & SF
Very looking forward to be part of this exciting production! I will be playing live taiko drum as part of the soundscape of the Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble (HTYAE) upcoming production, William Shakespeare’s Othello. Together with the Clown, who will be performing aerial silk, I am going to be part of the stage set … More Taiko Drum Soundscaping for Othello
My first interactive singing and body music session at Wards Rafters, a beautiful venue and lovely crowd to celebrate the Culture Day.
“The Joy of Taiko” Public Foyer Performance organised by Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department. “Thunderous one moment, serene the next, taiko drumming is an elemental, ever-changing art as Kodo, a major exponent of the traditional Japanese musical form, has shown the world for more than 30 years. In this performance-demonstration, Hong Kong group O．Daiko provides … More LCSD World Cultures Festival 2015
Invited by my dear friend Shandy Gan, a singer-song writer in Hong Kong who also runs a boutique cafe in St. Francis Street, Sheng Wan, I did my first interactive singing, body music session in October 2015. It was a great gathering meeting new friends, gathering with family, old friends and students.