HERBEAT: THE CONCERT

COMING TO YOU ON LEAP DAY: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29, 2020
HERBEAT: THE CONCERT

WOMEN IN TAIKO ALL-STARS

HERBEAT: THE CONCERT

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

ST. PAUL, MN


TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American & Japanese female taiko artists together for a 2-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance. Envisioned as a catalyst to fuel movement towards gender equity in taiko, this project celebrates and puts women centerstage in a collaborative one-of-a-kind performance at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN.


Tentative artist line up (in alphabetical order):
Kaoly Asano (JAPAN)
Heidi Chan (Tornoto, ON)
Yurika Chiba (San Jose, CA)
Chizuko Endo (Honolulu, HI)
Michelle Fujii (Portland, OR)
Naomi Guilbert (Winnipeg, MB)
Mayumi Hashimoto (JAPAN)
PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose, CA)
Chieko Kojima (JAPAN)
ManMan (Los Angeles, CA)
Anna Sato (JAPAN)
Megan Chao Smith (Minneapolis, MN)
Aki Takahashi (Toronto, ON)
Tiffany Tamaribuchi (Sacamento, CA)
Mizue Yamada (JAPAN)

And of course,
Iris Shiraishi (St. Paul, MN)
Jennifer Weir (Minneapolis, MN)
and members of: Ensō Daiko and ensemble-MA