Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center presents:
Guest Instructor Riley Lee
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Workshop content to be announced. Stay posted!
About the Artist:
Riley Lee began playing the shakuhachi in Japan in 1971, under the guidance of Chikuho Sakai II and Katsuya Yokoyama. He was the first non-Japanese professional taiko player, as a founding member of Ondekoza in the early 1970s. In 1980, he became the ﬁrst non-Japanese to attain Grand Master (dai shihan) rank in shakuhachi. Riley has a PhD in ethnomusicology from Sydney University and has made over ﬁfty recordings, which are distributed worldwide.
In 1997,with Ian Cleworth, he co-founded TaikOz, with whom he tours regularly. Riley tours the world as a performer and teacher of the shakuhachi flute. In 2012, he is performing and recording in Australia, and in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Colorado, Hawai’i, and is teaching at Princeton University.
Space is limited! Please RSVP.
Rates: $30 for KWTC Members, $40 for Non-members