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
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
I will be teaching my piece “Quitiplas in the Pocket” in San Francisco Dance Mission Theater on July 18! I first learned quitiplas in San Francisco with Jackie Rago. This would be such a meaningful experience to teach my first public workshop of my piece in SF! My friend and fellow cast members of Spall … More Workshop in San Francisco
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.
A collaboration of Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble with University of Hawaii Dance Department As soon as I arrived in Honolulu in 2012 Fall, I began training with Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble and immediately immersed in rehearsal for Taiko Drum and Dance. I performed as a dancer/drummer playing uchiwa daiko (fan drum), katsugi daiko, taiko, djembe, marimba. The best … More Taiko Drum and Dance