Enjoyed a fabulous week in sunny Los Angeles with On Ensemble, in preparation for the big Taiko 2.0 show at the Cerritos Centre, March 12. Huge thanks to Maz, Shoji, Kelvin, and especially Kris and Hiroka for hosting me so warmly! A visit to southern California in February is a wonderful way to charge the […]

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The very first 5e Route Bleue Alberta tour was a lot of fun, and yielded three great shows. After Edmonton and Calgary, our last performance was at the Grand Prairie Regional College. The building was originally designed by one of my favourite architects, Aboriginal Canadian Douglas Cardinal. His fluid designs manage to blend into the […]

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2010 is a wrap. And dizzyingly so…. Many, many end-of-the-year projects to mention, including a wonderful trip to the Banff Centre and a tour in Alberta with Autorickshaw, another great visit to Japan for work with dancer Hideo Arai and the Japan Frame Drum Association, a whirlwind trip to the far-east (of Québec) with Small […]

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I performed recently in a percussion quartet formed by the unique composer/ percussionist/ visual artist Jesse Stewart at the Ottawa Chamber Fest, along with Germaine Liu and Mark Zurawinski. Beautiful and unusual sounds on found objects and instruments built by Jesse and Richard Waters.

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To visit on the web- My friend Tamima of Oficina de Pandeiros has re-modeled her website. Chock-full of info about her awesome pandeiros (and beautiful artwork by Juliana, too).

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Not to be missed- Professor Trichy Sankaran is releasing a new book, The Art of Konnakkol. The book launch & concert is Thursday, May 27, at the Music Gallery in Toronto, Canada. A major source of inspiration to a multitude of musicians in Canada (including me) and abroad, Prof. Sankaran is a consummate performer of […]

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2010 begins with an extremely busy period touring with Norouet in New York City, and a guest appearance with flutist Kaoru Watanabe in Kenji Williams’ beautiful Bella Gaia project at the Drom, in NYC. As well I spent three weeks in Japan for a fun new dance collaboration with movement artist Hideo Arai in Kagoshima, […]

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