REVERBERATIONS: Community, healing & social activism through music (Friday Nov. 26, 7-9pm)

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REVERBERATIONS: Community, healing & social activism through music (Friday Nov. 26, 7-9pm)

Post  Temp on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:11 pm

Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW), in collaboration with University of Toronto School of Social Work's Arts and Social Work Research Initiative, are organizing an exciting event with renowned taiko drummers and cultural/social activists, Roy and PJ Hirabayashi of San Jose Taiko from California ( They have been the stronghold of Asian American cultural/social activism for the past 40 years and have had a profound impact on Asian American movement and Asian Canadian movement through music. They are also starting the initiative, Taiko for Peace, which they will talk about at the event as well.
Please help us spread the word. I hope you will be able to come and join us, too.
Community, Healing & Social Activism through Music A conversation with San Jose Taiko

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, November 26, 2010
3rd Floor Student Lounge
Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
University of Toronto
246 Bloor Street West

Join Roy Hirabayashi (co-founder and executive director) and PJ Hirabayashi (artistic director) of San Jose Taiko, in a conversation about music, activism, and connections across boundaries. San Jose Taiko ( is the 3rd oldest taiko (Japanese big drum) ensemble in the US, born out of the Asian American movement of the 1960's.

Roy and PJ will be joined by special guest Kiyoshi Nagata, founder and artistic director of Toronto's Nagata Shachu (, as well as the stronghold of the city's taiko presence for three decades.

San Jose Taiko is a guest of the Raging Asian Women, a feminist taiko collective in Toronto.

This is a FREE event.
For more information, please contact or visit

Event organized by Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers (RAW) Supported by Toronto Arts Council, San Jose Taiko, and Arts and Social Work Research Initiative (ASWRI), Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.


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