Our Collaborators

Mwata Bowden

Multi-Instrumentalist

Grand Master Fujima Shunojo

Shubukai Founder and Artistic Director

Grand Master Fujima Yoshinojo (Rika Lin)

Interdisciplinary Performing Artist

Melody Takata

Founder and Director of GenRyu Arts

Michael Zerang

Professional Musician, Composer, and Producer

Chizuru Kineya

Nagauta Shamisen Artist

Hamid Drake

Chicago-based Jazz Drummer and Percussionist
Dohee Lee

Dohee Lee

Dohee Lee is a native of South Korea's Jeju Island. She studied Korean dance, music, percussion, and vocals at the master level.
FUKUHARA HYAKKYO (flute) and FUKUHARA TSURUKA (taiko)

Fukuhara Hyakkyo (flute)
& Fukuhara Tsuruka (taiko)

Both artists are certified performers from the traditional Fukuhara clan performing actively in the Kabuki - Nagauta tradition as well as other collaborative works.

Kizan Kawamura

Born into a traditional Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) family, he started his formal practice in early age under acclaimed grand master Taizan Kawamura.

Eigen Aoki

Tsukasa Taiko Gintenkai Lead Performer