Recent Presentations, Interviews, etc.

Karen has 20+ years experience performing, presenting, and speaking to hundreds of audiences in a wide range of community and educational settings. The following is an abbreviated list of recent appearances.


Taiko Conferences

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North America

North American Taiko Conference, San Diego, CA (2017) Las Vegas, NV (2015)

Women and Taiko, Summer Taiko Institute, San Diego (2017)

Regional Taiko Gathering, Vancouver, BC (2016), Seattle, WA (2018)

East Coast Taiko Conference, SUNY Stony Brook, NY (2018), Brown University (2017)


European Taiko Conference, UK (2017, 2016) and Germany (2018)

UK Taiko Festival, UK (2016)

Taikopalooza, Germany (2018, 2017)

Women in Taiko Composition Team, N. Ireland (2018)

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Other Venues

Boston AIR: Can Artists Change the City? (panel presentation) Boston Hubweek. Boston, MA. October, 2018

Rhythmic Resistance: An interactive artist talk and demonstration. Emmanuel College, Asian Student Association, Boston, MA. April, 2018

Rhythmic Resistance: An interactive workshop on celebrating womxn and community building. Brown University, Brown Center of Students of Color, Providence, RI. March, 2018

To see Karen’s work with the multigenerational, pan-Asian women’s group, The Genki Spark, please use this link.