Fujii and Watanabe asked themselves some difficult questions. Did they still want to pursue their love of taiko music and folkdance in Portland? In a matter of a few weeks of deep soul searching, they established partnerships with artists and arts groups and decided to form their own taiko group called Unit Souzou. We'll hear about their debut concert as they introduce this new group joined by well-known Portland artists and a sponsorship and loan of 12 newly borrowed drums (one 4.5 ft. in diameter) from Asano Taiko US.
Hear an inspirational story of taking life's lemons and turning it to a new taiko group a complete with a school of taiko and dance and an already busy performance touring schedule.
More info on their event:
SAISEI : NEW BEGINNINGS
Thu, Sept 4, 7:30 pm
Zoomtopia Studio 2
810 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR
Admission - Free
DONATIONS ACCEPTED proceeds to UNIT SOUZOU
With guest artist collaborations – Mitsuki Dazai (koto), Mike Barber (dance),
Subashini Ganesan (South Indian Dance), and many more!
'Souzou' can be written in three ways meaning 'creation' (創造) 'imagination' (想像) or 'noisy' (騒々) alluding to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world. Inspired by these words UNIT SOUZOU focuses on building creative and imaginative works for the art form of taiko and dance.