Join us for a unique evening of performance and conversation with Shoji Kameda!
Shoji Kameda is a Grammy nominated musician, composer and producer. He started playing taiko at the age of 8 and has played continuously since. He was selected through a highly competitive process as an Asian Pacific Performance Exchange fellow, collaborating with master artists from the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the USA. He was also selected as an Indonesian Arts Exchange fellow which sent him and three other master arts to central Java for three weeks to teach and perform. Collaborations with international artists have taken Shoji to Malaysia, French Guiana, Mongolia and Bali.
He composed an original score for Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story, Audience Award winner for Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film Festival. He was featured in the music of the hit NBC TV show “Heroes” performed with Stevie Wonder at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and received a Grammy nomination with jazz fusion band Hiroshima for his work on their album Legacy. As a founding member of On Ensemble and the group’s primary creative force he produced On Ensemble’s critically acclaimed albums Dust and Sand, Ume in the Middle and Bizarre Heroes. In 2013 On Ensemble was invited to perform at the National Theater of Japan for their prestigious “Nihon no Taiko” series. Shoji is sought after by groups throughout the taiko world for workshops, masterclasses and compositions. His compositions for taiko are performed around the world and recently Shoji has partnered with Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten to create “kaDON” a new online venture that will provide high quality instruction and repertoire for taiko and fue.
Come experience and enjoy the music, the inspiration and the insight of this taiko innovator who has shared so much with the global taiko community!
And feel free to further the conversation by joining us afterwards for a bite or a drink (or just to hang and chat!)
[*This is a FREE event although we are humbly recommending a donation of between $10-$20 for the opportunity to see Shoji’s music in such a uniquely intimate format! Thank You! – the Management]
Looking to study intensively with Shoji for the whole weekend? Check out the kaDON weekend intensive for a ten-hour workshop on the Foundations of Creativity! Aug 20-21