Category Archives: live performances

All Is Calm

Haven’t gotten the Christmas choral music fix by way of WCN the past couple (few?) years now, which I sorta missed, but not enough to make a point to find any. Then somehow I heard that All is Calm would … Continue reading

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this weekend needs a weekend!

More time! Or I need to figure out how to be in more than one place at once. So many awesome events. In the Bay Area: Saturday 10/4/2014: Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage – program exploring the history of the 85,000 Japanese … Continue reading

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TAIKOZ!

Awesome concert! The program was a wonderful mix of traditional Japanese pieces and modern works composed by members of the group. It had a nice balance between high energy pieces and more contemplative ones. The group is very technically accomplished, … Continue reading

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TAIKOZ First Ever Northern California Appearance

TaikOz is the preeminent Japanese taiko drumming ensemble from Australia. They travel to the USA for the first time to present one of a kind performances featuring their works for Taiko and Shakuhachi. These shows are the only ones that prominently feature … Continue reading

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Kitka

I first heard Kitka about a year ago, oh or maybe it’s been a couple/few. Anyway, I was flipping channels on the radio, and there was this beautiful singing. I forget the exact song, something from Wintersongs, so lovely it … Continue reading

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festive attire and etc.

I was going to say fashion, then thought that might be a stretch. But you can wear things at the Accordion Festival that will get a level of appreciation they might not anywhere else. Seen on other t-shirts: To dance is human. To polka … Continue reading

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Cotati Accordion Festival

USE AN ACCORDION, GO TO COTATI For the 23rd year running, people did, filling La Plaza Park to enjoy a plethora of accordion entertainment. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out. Although I must admit that one day of the … Continue reading

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Taiko and Japanese Culture Camp

This year was the 10th anniversary of Taiko and Japanese Culture Camp, held at the Enmanji Temple in Sebastopol. The camp started with just taiko, then expanded to include other aspects of Japanese culture. World’s Cutest Nephew participated as a … Continue reading

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Obon Odori

Obon is a remembrance and celebration of your ancestors. In Japan people will travel to their hometowns and visit family gravesites. They clean up the sites and make offerings. There is also the associated festival and dancing. The Enmanji Temple … Continue reading

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Rearranging Time

We were sternly warned about departure time and if you missed the bus you were out of luck, so of course we were early. Turns out there are actually (at least) two Park and Rides in Geyserville, go figure. But … Continue reading

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