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Riley Lee

Taikoz Member | Shakuhachi Soloist

Member since 1997

Riley co-founded Taikoz in 1997. He began playing the shakuhachi in 1971 as a student of Chikuho Sakai until 1980, and with Katsuya Yokoyama since 1984. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master, and from 1973 was the first non-Japanese to play taiko professionally by touring internationally as a full-time performer with Ondekoza. Riley completed his BA and MA degrees in music at the University of Hawai’i, and received his PhD degree in ethnomusicology from the University of Sydney. In 2003, 2009 and 2011, he was made Visiting Fellow at Princeton University.

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15 Jan 2021

TAIKOZ JANUARY INTENSIVE – January 15-17 2021 | Two Ultimo dojos – Taikoz Dojo and D2

Beginner players, advanced players,...

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INTERMODE | Taikoz & SICKO

12 Mar to 13 Mar 2021

INTERMODE is a genre melding project which will invite both ensembles into unknown terrain, a meeting place to create shared sounds, motion and...

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Riley Lee

Taikoz Member | Shakuhachi Soloist

Member since 1997

Riley co-founded Taikoz in 1997. He began playing the shakuhachi in 1971 as a student of Chikuho Sakai until 1980, and with Katsuya Yokoyama since 1984. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master, and from 1973 was the first non-Japanese to play taiko professionally by touring internationally as a full-time performer with Ondekoza. Riley completed his BA and MA degrees in music at the University of Hawai’i, and received his PhD degree in ethnomusicology from the University of Sydney. In 2003, 2009 and 2011, he was made Visiting Fellow at Princeton University.

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