To close its 28th edition, Festival Accès Asie settles in for the afternoon at Jardins Gamelin. From 2 to 5 pm, the Japanese drums of Arashi Daiko, the Filipino dancers and music of Pamana, and the mixes of Chittakone Baccam will immerse you in different regions of Asia. Don’t miss this unique event!
Arashi Daiko (www.arashidaiko.org), which means “Storm Drums,” was created in 1983 by Terry and May Yasunaka. Over the years, the group has evolved to include the different cultures of its members. They have maintained the original mission of its founding members: to be a dynamic group that shares this exciting form of Japanese expression with as many people as possible.
PAMANA ng LuzViMinda, a Philippine folkloric dance company, was founded in 2005 to represent and preserve the Philippine’s intangible cultural heritage. Based in the multicultural metropolis of Montreal, PAMANA has become an important ambassador of Philippine cultural folk dance. Most importantly, throughout the years, PAMANA has distinguished itself with its strong commitment to youth mentorship and leadership training.
Chittakone, who is of Laotian origin, pays tribute to his Asian roots with his project Hazy Montagne Mystique. He works closely with Guillaume Vallée, Pulsatilla, and Kim-Sanh Châu. He has performed his work in Canada, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, and Austria. Chittakone Baccam is the artistic director of the experimental label Jeunesse Cosmique.
Arashi Daiko – Japanese Drums Group
PAMANA ng LuzViMinda – a Philippine folkloric dance company
Chittakone Baccam – DJ Artist