This introductory Taiko workshop will include a warmup stretch, learning a song through oral notation, stances, sounding the drum with an emphasis on somatics and stories of taiko drumming in North America with ties to the Asian American and Black Power movements, solidarity with Indigenous communities and other social justice movements.
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Bare feet, tabi, or running shoes.
Brenda Joy Lem
Brenda Joy Lem began drumming in 1986 with Wasabi Daiko. She was one of the founding members of RAW and started Inner Truth Taiko Dojo in 2004. In her teaching, Brenda integrates yoga, chi kung, and meditation to develop a holistic practice combining mind/body/energy awareness and community building.