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Online Taiko Workshop with ManMan Mui (“Body Bayashi”)
Portland Taiko is pleased to present an online taiko workshop with guest artist Yeeman “ManMan” Mui from Los Angeles. ManMan will teach traditional taiko rhythms using her unique approach to body percussion. The online workshop will last for 75 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q/A and socializing. Participants will receive a Zoom link via email upon registering.
Workshop Description: “Body Bayashi” is a body music/dance piece created during the San Francisco International Orff Courses based on the kuchi-shoga (phonetic musical notation of traditional Japanese drumming) of “Nageai/Shichome/Mikoshi Bayashi” – a basic pattern from the festival music of old Tokyo, as learned from Kenny Endo-sensei. Through learning this dance, participants will internalize and embody the interlocking relationship between two instruments simultaneously. The exercise can be applied to any taiko piece to strengthen listening skills and enhance understanding of the musical nuances.
Workshop Objectives: An innovative approach to practicing rhythm and multiple instrumental parts simultaneously to enhance listening skills and understanding of the music. Participants will use body percussion to practice shime and kane parts of “nageai”/”mikoshi bayashi”, playing and singing two instrumental parts at the same time.
Video link: https://youtu.be/3gb92R-N-r8