Shogo Yoshii

Shogo Yoshii was a member of the Japanese taiko performing arts ensemble Kodo, having entered the Kodo Apprentice Centre in 2003 and becoming a full member in 2007. Prior to Kodo he travelled throughout the Japanese countryside studying the folksong and tribal music of Japan.

On stage in Kodo, he is featured on Japanese taiko drums, metallic percussion, bamboo flutes, kokyu (Japanese violin) and in dance pieces. In 2010, he joined the musical ensemble "Babel (words)," choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet. In the same year, he was a music director and performer in Arte y Solera's flamenco piece, Dojoji. His original composition Sora is used in a textbook for Japanese elementary school students. He is also involved in the choreographer Cherkaoui's performance Noetic and is currently touring with Fractus V, the newest production of Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He performed at the Avignon festival at Palais des papes d'Avignon last year.

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