New Newbies!

Congratulations to our new newbies, also known as Generation 15!  6 weeks of learning, critiquing, practicing, and refining sure went by fast!  Hope to see everyone on Monday for your first official full practice with the rest of our core members, and have a fun time at the Welcome Retreat!

Welcome to our Senryu family,

         Al Dupont                          Amy Tieu                          Andrew Aliaga

Christina DeAscentis                Henry Wu                           Jason Phan

          Jennifer Lee                       Kat Morano                       Kimberly Orellana

        Lilian Kao                       Michel Manrique                     Saki Minagata

TJ Kim

Let’s have a great year!…

Pacific Media Expo

A heads up!  We’ll be performing and holding a workshop at Pacific Media Expo, or PMX, this Saturday, November 10, from 10AM to 12PM.  Come over the the Hilton Los Angeles Airport to experience some awesome taiko; you might even get a chance to play!  We’ll have many opportunities for audience participation, so don’t miss out!  We hope to see you all soon!

“America’s first major trade show dedicated to Asian-Pacific popular culture and entertainment media, Pacific Media Expo (PMX) is an industry event sponsored by the Pacific Media Association. Pacific Media Expo is showcased annually. The show will feature honored guests, live performances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, Asian cinema and animation video rooms, art exhibitions and one of the country’s only exhibit halls dedicated to Asian media and pop culture.”

Ghost Walk 2012

We had the grand opportunity to perform both days at the 21st Annual Ghost Walk, organized by the Calfornia Riverside Ballet!  This family event allows various tours around Downtown Riverside such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Old Coroner’s Morgue, and the Fox Theatre, just to name a few.

We performed various repertoire songs including Nanohana, Matsuri, Tatsumaki, Nagare Watari, Ichi Ji, Kodama Jam, and Mukashi Mukashi.  Three of our members, Audrey, David, and Warren performed several transitions, including one with a shamisen, and another with okedos and chappa!

Those nights were very windy (the tombstones kept on falling over!) and a bit chilly, but that didn’t stop us from making music!  We weren’t able to see much with the wind in our eyes and hair in our faces, but we did see everyone else dressed up in their spooky attire!  Performing in our costumes definitely amped the Halloween spirit in all of us!  We hope everyone had a fantastic time touring and had a safe Halloween at Ghost Walk and we hope to see you next year!

Check out the “Media” tab for the lovely photos taken by our dear friend, Wesley Ng!  Shout out and thanks to Wesley!…