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October 2020

Webinar Series “TaikoIN’ Together”: IN’CLUSIVE (2 of 4)

October 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Hosted virtually on Zoom
TaikoIN Together INspiring

Let’s experience TaikoIN’ Together! Join us in our 4-part series with special guest Yeeman “ManMan” Mui of Taiko Together for a deep dive into our TaikoIN’tentions.
This series will highlight each IN’tention and include a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and experiential mind-body practices.

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November 2020

Webinar Series “TaikoIN’ Together”: IN’ THE MOMENT (3 of 4)

November 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
Hosted virtually on Zoom
TaikoIN Together INspiring

Let’s experience TaikoIN’ Together! Join us in our 4-part series with special guest Yeeman “ManMan” Mui of Taiko Together for a deep dive into our TaikoIN’tentions.
This series will highlight each IN’tention and include a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and experiential mind-body practices.

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World Taiko Conference – Live Talk Session Topic 2: Taiko and Inclusivity

November 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Online Event,

Many taiko players can attest that the physical and emotional effects of playing taiko often improves other areas of our lives. In an effort to share these benefits with people who have limited opportunities for taiko engagement, groups around the world are discovering effective and innovative methods of promoting inclusivity for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and abilities. This panel will feature groups who are overcoming accessibility barriers and connecting communities through shared taiko experiences.

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December 2020

Webinar Series “TaikoIN’ Together”: IN’TERCONNECTED (4 of 4)

December 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
Hosted virtually on Zoom
TaikoIN Together INspiring

Let’s experience TaikoIN’ Together! Join us in our 4-part series with special guest Yeeman “ManMan” Mui of Taiko Together for a deep dive into our TaikoIN’tentions.
This series will highlight each IN’tention and include a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and experiential mind-body practices.

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March 2021

Taste of Taiko (March – June 2021)

March 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - June 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm PST
Hosted virtually on Zoom
$5 – $10
Taste of Taiko, a group of black and brown skin adults drumming on stage

Are you interested in Japanese culture, Taiko drums, or just want to make some friends online? Join us for Taste of Taiko! You won't regret it! Taste of Taiko is Grand Vision Foundation’s signature community engagement program. We believe in creating unique opportunities for people to come together and engage in their community in a new way. Professional Taiko drummer, ManMan, will lead students in Taiko technique as students learn to hold bachi (Japanese drumsticks) and how to play rhythmic…

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September 2021

In-person Taiko Course – 12-Week Quitiplas in the Pocket (Naname) – LATI DONference

September 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm PDT
ASANO TAIKO U.S., Inc., 20909 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501 United States
$264
lati quitiplas

Quitiplas in the Pocket - by ManMan Mui Sundays 2:00-3:45pm Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 (skipping Nov 28), Dec 5 Welcome those who did not participate in the Jul-Aug Session Continue building on dynamic movement drills that align with the polyrhythmic base-beat Develop original solo/duet/trio as part of the arrangement Utilize body percussion to internalize the polyrhythm of Quitiplas (African-Venezuelan style music) Learn the shime/oke elements of the piece Create an…

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Online Course – 12-Week Quitiplas in the Pocket (Naname) – LATI DONference

September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Online Event
$240
2021 quitiplas zoom screenshot

Quitiplas in the Pocket (Live Zoom Class*) - by ManMan Mui Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *Sessions will be recorded with links available for registered students after each class no maximum capacity Welcome those who did not participate in the Jul-Aug Session Continue building on dynamic movement drills that align with the polyrhythmic base-beat Develop original solo/duet/trio as part of the arrangement Utilize body percussion to…

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October 2021

Team Taiko 2021 Classes

October 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Grand Vision & the Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
$5 – $35
Taste of Taiko, a group of black and brown skin adults drumming on stage

Mondays, October & November 2021 Team Taiko is a community drumming experience based on the Japanese taiko drumming tradition. The classes are open to all skill levels, from absolute beginners to seasoned musicians, and class fees are based on a sliding scale. Taiko Artist Man Man Mui guides participants toward a repertoire of drumming techniques in sessions that include developing rhythmic sensibility, body awareness, strength training and making music together as a team. Sign up for as many of the nine (9)…

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May 2022

Use the Force

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
$200
Use the Force Flyer

Facilitated by ManMan Mui & Dr. Vivian Lee, PT, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) - Strenthen body awareness for injury prevention - Embrace your inner force and establish a taiko posture that puts your body at ease - Develop grounding practice to overcome challenging taiko patterns - Vivian and ManMan will identify common challenges, students are invited to contribute as well

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June 2022

Ji-Goe 8-Week Fundamental Taiko Class (Mochizuki Prep)

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm PDT
ASANO TAIKO U.S., Inc., 20909 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501 United States
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$200
Ji-goe 8-week fundamentals taiko course flyer

Preparation for learning "Mochizuki 望月" a festive and energetic piece on beta and odaiko style composed by Aki Takahashi (Ten Ten Canada) Unleash your inner child through playful chanting and drumming exercises Utilize vocal drills to activate core strength to create powerful taiko strikes

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