Soramaru Takayama is a performance poet working in both Japanese and English. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in 2014. He has collaborated with many notable artists of different genres in both Japan and Canada. www.takayamasoramaru.com
Mark Takeshi McGregorMusic Performance
Described as a “mind-blowing” musician of “huge physical energy” (Victoria Times Colonist), flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of contemporary, avantgarde, and experimental music. As a soloist, chamber musician, improvisor, interdisciplinary artist, and as flutist of the internationally lauded Aventa Ensemble, McGregor has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Israel, and Australasia.
GLOBAL DRUMS – University of Lethbridge / Lethbridge Twinning SocietyMusic Performance
Global Drums Steel Band from Canada is excited to return for the 25th Annual Honolulu Festival! This group is one of Canada’s leading percussion ensembles with tours in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Trinidad, London, Amsterdam and Hawaii. Global Drums performs exciting, energetic steel band music on authentic instruments at the highest artist and virtuosic levels. They are directed by Adam Mason-U of L Director of Percussion and Joe Porter-U of L Conservatory. Please visit our website at www.globaldrums.ca or call 1-403-892-DRUM.