Friday, October 9, 2015


Ranging in lengths, and usually played horizontally, these drums are carved by multiple pieces of wood.
There are large bodies and short bodies.
Smaller okedo (in both photos) can be played flat, as well as with a strap over the shoulder, as seen in festivals.
(in photos: Akira Baruah)

Monday, August 17, 2015


Finally got my photo site back up.
This site will mainly be for my video.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back Soon

I've been on hiatus for quite a while now. 
Lots of stuff to post soon!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

"Griogal Cridhe" Sung by Anacoustic Mind

A Quick history lesson from Frank Wood Presents Friday the 13th show at The Delancey (168 Delancey Street NY NY 10002). "Griogal Cridhe" Performed by Scottish Reggae band Anacoustic Mind.
One of the most famous lullabies in Gaelic is the song known as 'Beloved Gregor'. It is also known as the Glenlyon Lament. It was composed after the execution of Gregor MacGregor by the Campbells in 1570. Gregor was beheaded in front of his wife. In the song, Gregor's grief-stricken widow describes the horror of what happened, as she sings to her child.

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

Just a quickie. February saw the closing of CHoGA Korean/Japanese Restaurant NYC (145 Bleecker Street). This was also once the location of The Tin Angel in the 60's and 70's.
Before closing though, was legendary singer/songwriter Alan Merrill's birthday on February 19th. below is just one of the many songs that were sung that night.
(Co owner Jinho Jang even serenaded Alan after the cake cutting).

AM2 (Alan Merrill & Amy Madden) performing "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday Night in the Village

Two performances from January 20th. The first is from Yoshino Nakahara, Nagi Okamoto, and Yuto Kanazawa's first set at Tokyo Tapas Cafe (7 Cornelia Street NY, NY).

The second performance was by West Side Acoustic Band (Paul Anthony, Tom Fitzpatrick, and Mick Oakleaf) at CHoGA Live! (Nightly music located at CHoGA Korean restaurant. 145 Bleeker Street. Second Floor. NY NY 10012)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ACE Music Studios X-Mas Celebration 2014

Acemusic Singingstudio's X-mas Special Event on Sunday 12.21. Children's chorus, dance, violin, piano, and bell performances (Mom's did a bell performance too!). Along with step dance performance & workshop,and a giant Christmas card craft workshop. Singing, piano, & violin performances. Also a sword performance, Santa stopped by, & a potluck too!