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Nobuko Miyamoto

This is an edited interview conducted by InMotion magazine, an exchange partner of our e-zine. Check out this multicultural democracy site . There is another part to this interview not included on this site.

Great Leap

Taiko and the Asian American Movement: the Making of a Modern Folk Art

©Stanley N. Shikuma

(This is a heavily edited version of a longer paper by Stan that traces the development of Taiko in the Northwest. All errors are the editors. The full version of Stan's paper, "Making A Modern Folk Art: Taiko in the Pacific Northwest/Canadian Southwest Region" is available by e-mail)

Taiko in Japan

An Interview with Akira Tana

from AA Music
interview by Theo Feng
- (Oct. 98)

(Thanks to Mary Huey for transcribing the interview.)

This jazz drummer, who's Japanese American, has had a long career. He's played and recorded with people like Art Farmer, the Heath Brothers, Jim Hall, James Moody, Lena Horne, and Ruth Brown. His best-known recordings may be the series released under the artistic name, TanaReid. The name comes from a collaboration with bassist, Rufus Reid, as co-leaders of a changing ensemble.

An Interview with Akira Tana

from AA Music
interview by Theo Feng
- (Oct. 98)

(Thanks to Mary Huey for transcribing the interview.)

This jazz drummer, who's Japanese American, has had a long career. He's played and recorded with people like Art Farmer, the Heath Brothers, Jim Hall, James Moody, Lena Horne, and Ruth Brown. His best-known recordings may be the series released under the artistic name, TanaReid. The name comes from a collaboration with bassist, Rufus Reid, as co-leaders of a changing ensemble.

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