The brilliantly creative artist Tatsu Aoki will perform with his group at Pullman State Historic Site on July 22, 2017 at 2 pm. Tatsu, who grew up in a geisha house and learned traditional shamisen music in that environment, will present a sampling of both shamisen and taiko music at the event, as well as discussed his unique upbringing and how it shaped his music.
Tatsu Aoki will perform as part of Company of Folk’s “Art of Work” series for 2017. The series features artists with distinct working class backgrounds and whose art was strongly influenced by that background and its traditions.
The series is partially funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for Company of Folk has been generously provided by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.