Art Talking Women – Episode 4
Eileen Kage is primarily a performer/composer of Taiko. She has been active in Vancouver’s Taiko community since the 1980’s, initiating several Vancouver Taiko groups including Uzume Taiko, Sawagi Taiko and the band LOUD. Kage has collaborated with a variety of artists as well as toured throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Currently, she works with LOUD, a duo with electric guitarist Elaine Stef and with JODAIKO, and international professional women’s taiko ensemble led by Tiffany Tamaribuchi of Sacramento. She is interested in the ritual and ceremonial roots of the taiko form and incorporating that essence in her contemporary expression. She works as an audio visual technician around town including at the Vancouver Art Gallery.