Terry Nguyen, known as “tsugaruterry,” is a musician and educator specializing in minyo (folk) and traditional music of Japan as performed on the Tsugaru shamisen and taiko drums. Terry began playing the Tsugaru shamisen in 2006. Initially self-taught, in 2010 she started her training with instructor Mitsuru Sasaki of the…
A Q+A with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Exploring Queer Identity and a Sense of “Home”
Master artist in Japanese shamisen
Inside the WasabiKai Studio
Japanese Taiko
Japanese court music
Japanese Koto Music
Intercultural performance and gathering