Karen Young

Boston Artist in Residence, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture

A Jamaica Plain resident who specializes in percussion, Karen Young's passion for taiko drumming was ignited the first time she heard it 30 years ago. Young's approach to taiko aims to inspire marginalized populations to reclaim voice, culture, power, and a sense of belonging. Influenced by Japanese-American taiko activists of the 1960's, Young is the founder of The Genki Spark, a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.

A Jamaica Plain resident who specializes in percussion, Karen Young's passion for taiko drumming was ignited the first time she heard it 30 years ago. Young's approach to taiko aims to inspire marginalized populations to reclaim voice, culture, power, and a sense of belonging. Influenced by Japanese-American taiko activists of the 1960's, Young is the founder of The Genki Spark, a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.

Website
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Lectures

12.04.2018 (1:43:34)

Innovations in Transit: 2018