Help us keep the CONNECT spirit going until we’re all able to get together safely in person once more – join us for an evening of performance and conversation on Zoom!
Ryo Shimamoto first encountered taiko at age 11 in his hometown of Yuasa in Wakayama Prefecture, where he still lives and performs taiko today. He led Shippu Uchi Daiko for 15 years and launched his career as a professional solo taiko performer and instructor in 2008. Ryo’s style of playing emphasizes sensitivity, power, and clarity. He received his odaiko training from former Kodo core player, Mr. Katsuji Kondo, and has won several awards for his odaiko performances at taiko competitions across Japan. Ryo is also an acclaimed composer whose pieces are performed by groups in Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, and the U.S.
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This is a FREE event, but you will need to register since there are a limited number of virtual seats available.
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