PechaKucha Presentation

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ichitaro wadaiko

Japanese Taiko Drummer, ichitaro Japan in Tokyo

Drumming Around the World

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2018
IN TOKYO @ VOL 155

世界各地で2,000回以上の舞台を務めてきた和太鼓奏者の壱太郎さん。三味線や尺八、笛などの邦楽器にとどまらず、オーケストラやジャズ、ロックミュージシャンとのコラボレーションなど、精力的にステージをプロデュースし作曲、演奏しています。日本を代表するドラムパフォーマーの水曜日のプレゼンテーションそして演奏は、絶対見逃してはいけません!

Taiko performer, Mr. Ichitaro has performed over 2,000 times in various parts of the world. He has produced, composed and played in various collaborations not only with shamisen, shakuhachi, but also with flute and other Japanese music instruments, orchestras, jazz and rock musicians. 

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Somewhere between dusk and dawn - a life around club music

BY MEGAN MANN
IN BERLIN

'Motivation Megan' rocked at the end of our Berlin Pecha Kucha for Haiti. When desperately asking around for presenters to jump in 3 days before the event was scheduled, it was her casual nonchalance and effortless promise to show some of her amazing photos that gave us organizers enough energy to pull it all through. A Guy Called Gerald-who Megan is working with-made some relaxing live music for Megan's photos from around the world.

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Samuraidea: How to Use Identity for Collaboration

BY AKIRA UCHIMURA
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

In this second PKN presentation by Akira Uchimura -- watch the first one here -- he explores the topic of collaboration. There are 1 billion "Japanese people" around the world, and here he looks at ways of combining that collective power.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2013.

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Passing the Beat: Batterie 100

BY TIM WHITTA
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Music director Tim Whitta tells us about the Batterie 100 precussion project, a program that hosts workshops at Wellington-area schools, teaching kids how to play precussion instruments. It is a part of Strike, a high energy drumming group that performs throughout New Zealand. 

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Keep the Beat! Amanojaku - Japan's Avant Garde Taiko Ensemble

BY GREGORIO RABUÑAL
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"When I see Amanojaku, what I see is a truly and perfectly Japanese interpretation of world music."

When Gregorio Rabuñal witnessed a travelling Japanese Taiko Drumming performance as a young boy living in Bueno Aries, Argentina, little did he know that the drumming seed had been planted in his mind. It was only later in life as a young man when the seed took root, eventually bringing him to Japan to study under one the Taiko world's greatest pioneers, the very one he had seen as a small boy.  

Enjoy Gregorio's journey into Taiko! 

This was Presentation of the Day on June 19th, 2015.

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Monk Drums

BY JOHN LAWEKA
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

John Laweka presents the work of Monk Drums, drums locally crafted by the hands of the desert dwelling monks of Chaparral, NM.

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How to find your own rhythm

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 20, 2016

Speaker Denys Vasyliev, leader of BarabanZA (a musical club) and guide in bureau of author's excursions, presents on how to find your own rhytm with ethnic drums. His main idea – everything in a Universe has its own rhythm. With music you can find your own and change your life for good.

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Snare Drums and the 10,000 Hour Rule

BY YOSHIHARU SEMACHI
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

Yoshiharu Semachi introduced the 10,000 hour rule and his dedication to the snare drum.

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Drumming the World

BY DENYS VASYLIEV
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2016

Denys Vasyliev is a famous musician. Drums are his passion. His story is about his experience to discover other cultures via drums. He is travelling during the world and learning different drums. For him drums are the key for culture and rhythm is a way to understand all Universes. 

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Hand Drumming Is Fun and Good for You

BY ANNALEA VERCHINSKY
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Annalea Verchinsky talks about the benefits of hand drumming, which range from pure enjoyment to helping with relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.