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  • TCA Taikothon 2018
  • TCA Taikothon 2016
  • ThinkTech Hawaii:
    “The Power of Taiko”
  • “Taiko” TVB News, Hong Kong

ManMan @TCA Taikothon 2018

Here is a video from Taiko Community Alliance Taikothon 2018 where ManMan talked about her creative process with the Odaiko piece “Gliding Dreams”:

Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/5010670/events/8421039/videos/182247616

Most Odaiko training takes a predominantly loud, aggressive and forceful approach, this choreographic composition takes on a different direction that embraces the power of gentle and graceful qualities. The piece explore various avenues of expression through creative movement that highlight the diversity of the instrument and celebrate the unique identity of the drummer(s). Building a deeper body awareness and utilizing the space around the drummer(s) to create a portrait of their relationship with the Odaiko.

View more performance video of the Gliding Dreams at the Composition page!

Manman on Taikothon 2016!

Manman and her Taiko Tots (Honolulu), Family Taiko (Honolulu), Taiko Together (Torrance, LA), and Taiko FUNdamentals were featured on Taiko Community Alliance‘s Taikothon 2016 on Sunday Oct 16, 2016!

Here is the video of Manman’s segment:
Link: http://livestream.com/taikocommunity/events/6504432/videos/139083902

For the rest of the Taikothon videos, please click at this link: http://livestream.com/taikocommunity/events/6504432.

Manman on ThinkTech Hawaii (October 2016)

Manman appeared on “Center Stage” hosted by Donna Blanchard of ThinkTech Hawaii talking about her journey and her work as a taiko artist and educator. Check it out to hear more about her philosophy and approach with taiko and music education.

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Link: https://youtu.be/CA1NM_EG6tk

“Taiko” TVB News, Hong Kong (2012-11-11)

Yeeman performed as part of O•Daiko Hong Kong in a Free Foyer Demonstration as part of the Hong Kong LCSD World Culture Festival 2012. The foyer performance was set up to promote taiko in Hong Kong and also the taiko concert by Eitetsu Hiyashi and Fu Un no Kai.

The following video is a news broadcast on one of the major TV channel in Hong Kong, which features brief interview of Yeeman Mui and footages of O•Daiko Hong Kong performing at World Culture Festival 2012 and public workshop taught by Yeeman.

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Link: https://youtu.be/4ECrevi6a1E

Audio Interviews

  • Talkin’ Taiko with Tyrone
  • Interview with Taiko Source
  • Interview: Manman Talks Teaching Kids, Orff and Taiko with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
  • Interview with Taiko and Community

Talkin' Taiko with Tyrone Episode 32- Manman Mui (December 2019)

Featured in an interview conducted by Tyrone Nakawatase “Talkin’ Taiko with Tyrone”, North American Taiko’s First Edutainment (both educational and entertaining) Podcast debuted in 2018. The show features the host, Tyrone Nakawatase, as he talks with taiko personalities from around the world about their own taiko history and discuss current events/topics that face our community.

Interview with Taiko Source (September 2016)

Featured in an Interview conducted by Benjamin Pachter as part of Taiko Source – an online platform dedicated to the development of information resources about taiko performance, exploring the various mediums within which taiko drums are used.

Link of the interview: https://taikosource.com/interview/yeeman-mui/

Interview: Manman talks teaching kids, Orff and Taiko on Eien Hunter-Ishikawa’s Blog (July 2016)

It was a great honor to be featured on Eien’s blog talking about teaching kids, my Orff and taiko background, and also my recent projects.

Check out the interview at the link below!
http://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/blog/interview-manman

Featured in an interview conducted by Marley Kirton, on behalf of the Taiko and Community.
ManMan's profile: https://www.taikoandcommunity.org/taiko-together

Listen to the interview here: https://www.taikoandcommunity.org/yeeman

News / Magazine Articles

  • Taiko and Orff in Turkey
  • "Orff Drumming FUNdamentals" in Macao
  • “Drumming Up some FUN” Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • “Beat it” Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • “Taiko Made Fun” Lisa Magazine, Hong Kong

Taiko and Orff in Turkey (April 2016)

An article written by Manman is featured in the premier publication of Turkish Magazine, “MONOLOG”, for music and arts teachers in Turkey. The article introduces a song composed by Manman titled “Aisatsu Song” (Taiko Greeting Song).  The article also explain different activities that have been played along with the song in Manman’s Taiko classes for children and families.

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"Orff Drumming FUNdamentals" in Macao 2015

Organised by Macao Young Artists Association, support by Mozart Education Center and Hong Kong Orff4kids.

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Yeeman’s “Orff Drumming FUNdamental” featured in Macau News 2015-Nov-13

Click here for the original article on Macao Daily online

Drumming FUNdamentals – Training for Music Teachers song, games and dance from around the world

Date: Nov 7 & 8, 2015 (Sat and Sun)
Time: 2-6pm (4 hours per day, total 8 hours)
Venue: Mozart Education Center, Macao
17H, Praca Kin Heng Long, Alameda Dr. Carlos D’Assumpcao 258, Macau Contents: Studies have proven that our learning abilities are maximised within a fun and supportive atmosphere. Through the use of musical games and dances from around the world, (taiko, clapping games, songs, body music, etc.), participants learn music intuitively, while improving their rhythmic sense and creativity. The fundamentals of music are internalized through physical involvement and multi-sensory activities, then applied to the taiko drumming, all while having fun. This workshop will also cover how to research for songs and make it work for your classroom and/or age group.

“Drumming Up some FUN” Honolulu Star Advertiser (2014-05-02)

“Beat it” Honolulu Star Advertiser (2013-04-06)

Taiko Center of the Pacific Taiko Tots classes for toddlers age 2-3 with their parent was featured in Honolulu local news. The class was started by Yeeman Mui in Spring 2013.

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“Taiko Made Fun” Lisa Magazine, Hong Kong (2010-12-08)

Yeeman and Heidi, teachers of “QQ Taiko” were featured in a Hong Kong live style Magazine, “Lisa Magazine”. “QQ Taiko” were taiko classes for age 5 and above to learn the arts of taiko at the education centre QQ Club. The classes were offered in 2010-2011.

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  • Performance /
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  • Project Ikigai
  • Taiko Together
  • Taiko FUNdamentals

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