Chiisana Omatsuri by Kei Akagi

Jazz pianist and head of the Jazz Studies program at UCI, Prof. Kei Akagi, was recently invited by Bay Area artists Brenda Wong Aoki and Marl Izu to be part of Earth Dance 2020: First Voice Earth Day, Offerings to Mother Earth.

"Many traditions believe everything and everyone is part of a living, loving earth. Today we know our beautiful planet is actually quite small and we humans are fragile. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, First Voice proudly presents a series of artist videos, all made during shelter in place, from the First Voice family of artists and healers. We are also sharing videos of past works we have done in collaboration with many of these artists. With these offerings, we radiate healing energy, and resonate in new and ancient ways with Mother Earth, so we can re-member how to love and care for Her and one another." - Brenda Wong Aoki and Marl Izu

Kei Akagi performs Chiisana Omatsuri.

Read more and watch all the performances at here.

Posted Date: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020