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Sansei activists Rev. [[Masao Kodani]] and [[George Abe]] founded Kinnara Taiko at [[Senshin Buddhist Temple]] in Los Angeles in 1969. Kinnara was the second taiko group founded in North America (after San Francisco Taiko Dojo). Kodani and Abe were driven by Sansei rather than Japanese sensibilities and pursued an egalitarian Buddhist aesthetic that emphasized group improvisation. Kinnara has collaborated with Nobuko Miyamoto and Great Leap repeatedly, including the 1978 musical titled ''Women Hold Up Half the Sky'' ([[Nobuko Miyamoto]], vocalist/choregrapher; [[Benny Yee]], musical director).
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Sansei activists Rev. [[Mas Kodani|Masao Kodani]] and [[George Abe]] founded '''Kinnara Taiko''' at [[Senshin Buddhist Temple]] in Los Angeles in 1969. Kinnara was the second taiko group founded in North America (after San Francisco Taiko Dojo). Kodani and Abe were driven by Sansei rather than Japanese sensibilities and pursued an egalitarian Buddhist aesthetic that emphasized group improvisation.
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==Collaborations with Great Leap==
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Kinnara Taiko has collaborated with [[Nobuko Miyamoto]] and [[Great Leap]] repeatedly, including the 1978 musical titled ''[[Women Hold Up Half the Sky]]'' ([[Nobuko Miyamoto]], vocalist/choreographer; [[Benny Yee]], musical director).

Latest revision as of 23:54, 8 March 2018

Sansei activists Rev. Masao Kodani and George Abe founded Kinnara Taiko at Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles in 1969. Kinnara was the second taiko group founded in North America (after San Francisco Taiko Dojo). Kodani and Abe were driven by Sansei rather than Japanese sensibilities and pursued an egalitarian Buddhist aesthetic that emphasized group improvisation.

Collaborations with Great Leap

Kinnara Taiko has collaborated with Nobuko Miyamoto and Great Leap repeatedly, including the 1978 musical titled Women Hold Up Half the Sky (Nobuko Miyamoto, vocalist/choreographer; Benny Yee, musical director).