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Saturday, May 26
 

12:45pm PDT

Kaze Daiko
Youth Taiko Drumming Group

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
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  • Biography Kaze Daiko is a performing group for youth in Seattle, WA, with strong ties to the local Japanese American community. Our members range in age from 9 to 20 years old. In Kaze Daiko, we strive to develop an appreciation of Japanese music and movement; to learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and heritage; to help members develop and maintain a sense of identity, pride and self-confidence; to reach out to a broader community in support of diversity, tolerance and mutual education; and to foster a spirit of teamwork and unity of purpose.

3:30pm PDT

Silangan Singers
Filipino Folk & Love Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Music Performance, Filipino Showcase
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Formed in 2004 specializing in beloved Philippine Kundiman and Folk Songs.

5:40pm PDT

Wu Ziying
Chinese zither (guqin) soloist

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Wu Ziying is a master of the guqin 古琴 (Chinese seven-string zither) and pipa 琵琶 (Chinese four-string lute). He studied with the 20th-century’s foremost Chinese masters of these instruments. Of particular influence on him were the great guqin players: Wang Jiru 王吉儒,Wu Jinglue 吳景略, Zha Fuxi 查阜西, Sun Zongpeng 孫宗彭, Xu Lisun 徐立蓀, and Gu Meigeng 顧梅羹. Wu Ziying was a professor of traditional Chinese music at Shanghai Normal University and the Director of the Shanghai Qin Association. From 2001-3, he was a Visiting Artist in Ethno-musicology at the School of Music, University of Washington. He is a 2006 and 2010 recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Residency in Music. Wu Ziying resides in the Seattle area where he teaches, performs, and repair instruments.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

6:00pm PDT

Seattle Kirtan Singers
Blissful Sacred Hindu Chanting

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Kirtan Singing
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography A group of local singers that find bliss in chanting the name of God while celebrating Indian culture.
 
Monday, May 28
 

4:30pm PDT

Inochi Taiko
Japanese Drumming

Monday May 28, 2012 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
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  • Biography Inochi Taiko was formed in the fall of 2003. The name Inochi, meaning “life force”, had a personal meaning to the founding members of the group since Taiko had been an integral part of each one of their lives starting at a young age. While growing up, taiko had been the life force or “spirit” which helped to develop leadership skills, artistic expression and other personal aspects of their lives. Even new members can appreciate these intangibles and they have also been able to grow in their everyday lives. Inochi Taiko is lead by Garrett and Tyrone Nakawatase who both have over 20 years of experience playing and performing taiko. Although they lead the group, all of the members push each other creatively to form a uniquely distinct sound and to play at a high caliber to entertain audiences.