George Abe has collaborated in virtually all of Great Leap's projects over the years. A founding member of Kinnara Taiko, he is known as a bon daiko player and as a specialist in the yokobue (transverse flute) and shakuhachi (vertical flute). Born in 1944 at Manzanar, he is deeply committed to Japanese American and Asian American creative arts and community building.
George Abe: Ripples of Japanese Internment, profile for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 2016 [link].
Oral history at Discover Nikkei, 2004 [link].