Collaboration Highlights

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  • mujo creative Mujō Creative
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  • arugakki Arugakki (Ongoing)
  • mmm king1 s King for a Day
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  • orff4kids HK 2019s Orff4babies Concert
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  • spall fragments 2016 sm s Spall Fragments (2016)
  • mmm otello OTHELLO (2016)

Project Ikigai

(Internationally available, September 2018 – Present)

Project Ikigai1A program of workshops and performances created by Yeeman Mui and Amy Naylor that aims to inspire individuals, groups and communities to discover, explore and embrace their “ikigai”. The Japanese term Ikigai refers to your passion, your core values, your life purpose. It is often translated as “the reason you wake up in the morning”. Through Project Ikigai, Amy and ManMan share their experiences and their journey to find ikigai through music. Using a range of instruments, songs and styles from all over the world, they explore identity and purpose with a view to helping others do the same. The group has performed in England (United Kingdom), Toronto (Canada), Tuscany (Italy), Salaberg (Austria), and Boston, MA (USA).

For more information, please check our page "Project Ikigai".

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Nakama no Koe - Griaseich 2019
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A Child I always am @ Griaseich 2019
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Jack Bazaar (for handpan & taiko) // Yeeman Mui and Amy Naylor
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Mujō Creative 無常創作

mujo creativeMujō Creative debut performance at Las Vegas Aki Matsuri 2019. Mujō Creative was launched in March of this year, and is a taiko collective that practices at Asano Taiko US in Torrance, CA. Mujō (無常) means impermanence. The group’s founder, ManMan, is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment for individuals to grow together as a team and provide a brave space for developing new taiko repertoire while embracing the beautiful impermanence of creativity. Follow us on Instagram!

無常創作 • 創作無常​

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Arugakki

A Kris Bergstrom Project Performing Member and Collaborator

(Los Angeles, CA September 2017 – Present)

20171109 mochi mochi taiji reception sCollaborating with taiko artist and educator Kris Bergstrom especially on developing an innovative style on naname (slanted) style drumming. Performing in various school programs and concerts including an education program “How it’s Made: Mochi”, a hands-on lecture-demonstration of traditional and original methods of Japanese mochi-making.

Website: https://k--b.org/projects/arugakki
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King for a Day

mmm king3King for a Day is an international collaborative project that emerged through musical experimentations with Japanese taiko drumming, adaptation of folk and children’s songs, original compositions, and a love of musical storytelling. This group was born from a desire to give a voice to the diverse spectrum of gender identities, global experiences, and personal narratives.

Check out our Facebook page for more photos and performance videos!

Orff4babies Concert 小水點滴滴

orff4kids HK 2019sA musical concert created specifically for infant age 0-2. There will be taiko drumming, vocals, percussions and movement guiding us through the sonic imagination of water. Orff 4 Kids 奧福音樂教室,聯同太鼓達人雯雯,及舞台劇演員雪雪姐姐,聯手打造一個專門為 0-2 歲寶寶而設的音樂盛會!在音樂會中,沒有文字及語言,演出者將會以太鼓、歌聲、木琴、各種敲擊樂器等等,奏出水的不同聲音,也會以身體與寶寶溝通,讓寶寶隨著音樂自由舞動,投入各種水的想像之中。
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“Spall Fragments” Taiko Drum-Dance Action Concert

(Los Angeles, CA April 2015, July 2016; San Francisco, CA July 2016)

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Cast member and assistant in the theatrical development of the production that focused on the collision of Japanese and American cultures through the art of taiko drumming, dancing, and acting.

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OTHELLO

Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble Annual Production

(Honolulu, HI April 2016)

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Performing as solo taiko drum soundscape artist for HTYAE annual Shakespearean theatre production, OTHELLO.

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