The Chinese, Japanese and Korean communities of our city, with generous financial support from the Port of Portland and NIKE, are pleased to present a special performance
titled “Drums of Three Nations” on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Plaza (covered area) of the World Trade Center Portland, at 25 SW Salmon Street,Portland, OR 97204. Get Tickets
The idea for the performance originated with officials from three Portland area offices: Jin Lan, President of the Oregon-China Sister State Relations Council; Kojiro Uchiyama, Consul General of Japan in Portland; and Greg Caldwell, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea in Portland. In a joint statement, they said, “We want to show that, despite the political differences in our world today, our respective communities in Portland serve as a model of cooperation and friendship. In this spirit, we are delighted to share an afternoon of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures with the citizens of Oregon.”
The performers are Lin Li and the Portland Lee Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team (China), Portland Taiko (Japan), and Oregon Korea Performing Arts (Korea).
Lin Li is Associate Professor of Percussion and founder of the Kung Fu Percussion Orchestra at Fujian Normal University in Fujian, China. He has performed at the WorldPercussion Congress Concert and at venues around the world. His group has performed extensively at music and arts festivals in China, as well as internationally. The Portland Lee Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team is an award-winning and well-traveled local group that has performed at thousands of events in Oregon and abroad and is great
demand for performances throughout the year.
Portland Taiko is a non-profit organization that blends the tradition of Japanese taiko drumming with a sense of Asian American identity, creativity, and empowerment. The group has headlined arts festivals and concert halls at hundreds of community events and school assemblies. The organization offers classes and conducts team-building workshops for businesses and community groups. Portland Taiko has reached over 2 million audience members at over 1500 performances at theaters, schools, community events and festivals.
Seung-Hee Ji studied Korean traditional dance and percussion at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. She has performed at major events including the Olympics, the 2000
Millennium Festival, 2002 World Cup, and the KBS Open Concert. She moved to Oregon in 2008 and founded Oregon Korean Performing Arts (OKPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance and instruction of Korean traditional music
and dance. The OKPA group performing with Ms. Ji is composed of students and adults with an interest in Korea and its culture.
Please join us for this exciting event!
Jin Lan,President Oregon-China Sister State Council
Kojiro Uchiyama,Consul General Oregon Consular Office in Portland
Greg Caldwell, Honorary Consul Republic of Korea in Northern Oregon