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”:
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:
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.
“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.
【WTC LIVE TALK SESSIONS/ライブトークセッション】Topic 2: Taiko & Inclusivity
Taiko and accessibility: How inclusion connects communities
The joys and challenges of practicing taiko can lead to personal growth and social connection. As our taiko community develops and shares methods for inclusion, more people are experiencing the positive effects of taiko on our spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Please share with us your group’s journey of overcoming barriers and establishing new methods to promote accessibility, how inclusive practices bring a sense of empowerment to you and your group, or how engagement with taiko has improved other areas of your life.
The panelists below will be discussing and expanding on topics and content shared through the WTC Premium Talks!
- Yeeman Mui (ManMan) (U.S.A. / Taiko Together)
- Atsushi Sugano (Niigata Prefecture/ Kodo Cultural Foundation)
- Peter Hewitt (United Kingdom / CCS Taiko)
- Tsuyoshi Yamauchi (Shizuoka Prefecture / Fugaku kai)
- Sydney Shiroyama (U.S.A. / TaikoIN’)
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/oOBVL5RVzM8
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!
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 (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.
"Orff Drumming FUNdamentals" in Macao 2015
Organised by Macao Young Artists Association, support by Mozart Education Center and Hong Kong Orff4kids.
Click here for the original article on Macao Daily online
Drumming FUNdamentals – Training for Music Teachers song, games and dance from around the world
“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.
“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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