Taiko artist and co-director of Unit Souzou Michelle Fujii’s “Constant State of Otherness” was set to tour the country and then was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. She talks with Douglas Detrick about “otherness” in American culture and what she learned by exploring this concept in a large-scale work for her taiko company. This episode was sponsored by Vanport Mosaic.
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Sam and Lisa Adams, of the band Sama Dams, were about to embark on a five-week tour in Europe as the coronavirus outbreak took hold there and here at home in the United States. Meara McLoughlin, Executive Director of Music Portland, collected data on lost income from nearly one thousand musicians that helped to quantify the economic damage the outbreak was doing to musicians in Oregon helped to shape the response of Oregon’s congressional delegation. Hear their responses to this tragedy, and what they’re doing to help their communities move forward.
Hear what Anna Fritz and Paul Susi learned after performing “An Iliad” in prisons across Oregon.
Kunu Bearchum, (Northern Cheyenne/Ho Chunk nation) talks about how he found a way to express his experience as an indigenous person in the United States by applying the ethic of the warrior to his artistic practice.