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Taiko: The Powerful Expression of Nikkei Identity [AUDIO]

Moderators:
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee

Panelists:
Michelle Fujii, Artistic Director, Portland Taiko
Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee
Rick Shiomi, Artistic Director, Mu Performing Arts

Topic: Speaking Up
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Cedar A & B

Since the late 1960s, hundreds of taiko ensembles have been organized throughout North America. Today, the art form continues to connect people of different generations, regions, and cultural backgrounds. This multigenerational panel shares thoughts on the role of taiko in Nikkei activism and how it has shaped individual identities.

"Taiko as Folklore," an article related to this presentation by Stan Shikuma, is available on-line.

Listen to the audio recording of this session >>