Roulette: Tomas Fujiwara - Shizuko
Event by Roulette.
Shizuko: Quiet Child
Drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara brings together a fresh combination of longtime friends and collaborators to explore pieces developed during this period of pandemic, violence, pain, love, hope, action, and introspection. Inspired by his grandmother Shizuko Fujiwara, who passed away at the beginning of 2020, the compositions include ruminations on his Asian American / Hapa experiences and the continued violence and aggression towards AAPIs in the United States.
“It is my hope that my compositions open up musical conversations within the ensemble for personal and group expression, story-telling, reflexion, and positivity. I am thrilled and thankful to be making music with Davi, Tomeka, Rafiq, and Taylor.”
Tomas Fujiwara: drums and compositions
Davi Vieira: percussion
Tomeka Reid: cello
Rafiq Bhatia: guitar
Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet and other brass