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"WOMEN IN PERCUSSION" - Japanese Taiko

Emerging Young Artists

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

"WOMEN IN PERCUSSION" - Japanese Taiko
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"Women in Percussion" - Japanses Taiko

September 28, 2019


Being a part of "Women in Percussion" festival, Emerging Young Artists and Lula Lounge are pleased to present this family-friendly matinee workshop and performance with the highly-accomplished Japanese shamisen player, composer, choreographer, singer and Taiko drummer.

Join Aki Takahashi on Sep 28th to navigate the history and styles of Japanese Folk Music. Learn how to connect your body and energy with the rhythm of taiko and other traditional instruments.

  • Workshop: 2-3 PM
  • Performance: 3:15-3:45 PM

Free Admission

Participants of all ages are welcome and let's play hard with spirits!


 "Women in Percussion"

Sept 26th to 30th @ Lula Lounge


A 5-day festival of concerts and workshops celebrating local and international women percussionists with roots in Brazil, Jamaica, Venezuela, Cuba, India, Korea, Japan & First Nations.
They have defied the social norms that have historically deterred many women from pursuing drumming and percussion, while the featured artists are based in diverse musical traditions and genres, they all draw strength from studying, performing and mastering percussive arts and share a passion for music education, especially for young women musicians.

Most of the artists in the festival tell stories about how they were discouraged or even forbidden from studying drumming because of their gender and how they have overcome these challenges to follow their calling as percussionists. The festival is a testament to their courage and dedication in pursuing their chosen instruments as well as to how they can inspire other women to explore the power of percussion.

For more information about "Women in Percussion", please check out the Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1165288647002132/


ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Aki Takahashi



Artist


A member of Nagata Shachu since 2003, Aki Takahashi also now serves as the ensemble’s associate artistic director. A highly-accomplished Japanese shamisen player, composer, choreographer and singer, Aki studied traditional folk music in Kyoto. As a soloist she has been invited to give shamisen and vocal performances and workshops across Canada and the US. From 2007 to 2011, Aki taught taiko at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition to her solo activities, Aki is the founder of the Japanese folk ensemble ten ten, which has released two CDs of original music. 


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Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
Canada

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Emerging Young Artists

Emerging Young Artists (EYA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto. Our mission is to increase appreciation for emerging and underrepresented artists’ work through artistic development and public exhibition. We also endeavour to foster contemporary art practices that act as catalysts for inclusivity and diversity in the arts, cross-cultural dialogue, and critical engagement of contemporary contexts.

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