The Genki Spark is a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses Japanese taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.
A VERY special thank you to our 2017 donors. Our annual campaign provides critical support to work with communities that lack resources. We work with grassroots initiatives to provide opportunities for connection and inspiration for action.
Thank You to our 2017 Donors:
Karen Young, Meera Venkatraman, Sadikshya Nepal, Monique Morimoto, Rhodinne Wang, Doris Chow, Yoshie Keefe, Andrea Heberlein, Phil Chernin and Alicia Hsu, Kumiko Yamamoto, Jennifer Moy, MaryAnn Hibino, Anisha Asundi, Chen Cheng, Ann Brunelle-Willis, Jeen Jeong, Tara Venkatraman, Connie Chow, Payal Sharma, Tori Willbanks-Roos, Linda Uyechi, Miki Akimoto, Satsuki Ina, John Prough, Sangam Barnes, Leslie Yelland, Aashish Bhattarai, Ronald Mah, Miwa Smith, Yurika Chiba, Steve and Karen Fugita, Cynthia Yee, Stanley Yamane, Stanley Shikuma, Barbara Takei, Matthew Constanti, Anna Weick, Christopher Lam, Carolyn Barnes, Patrice Calvelo, Steven Hirabayashi, Akemi Chayama, David Morimoto, Katie Omberg, Maureen Burns-Murtha, Brad Young, Christine Nault, LeeAnn Teylan, James McIlwain, Tyrone Nakawatase, Yukiyo Iida, Junko Kobayashi, Abby Kingman, Jessica Lilang, Kay Fukumoto, Nicole Carter, Aashish Shrestha, Deanna Wong, Alison Payne, Mountain River Taiko, Stephen McMahon, Dew Sung, Nancy Nichols, Derek Oye, Atsuko Nemoto, Ken Nomiyama, Tamiko Ooka, Stephen Whitney, Joe Small, Jess Liborio, Matthew Oxner, Lani Lalwani, Phillip Morimoto, Katharine Ku, and Lorna Fong
Want to give taiko drumming a try? Check out our public workshops for beginners. No experience necessary.
Next one: January 20 and February 17, 2018, Saturdays, 6PM-8PM
MEET OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
Our members are range in age from 20's - 60's and have roots all throughout Asia. Some are scientists, students, physical therapists, and grandmothers, come meet us!