|Playing in the late 1980's|
Sometimes a person has to follow their own path...
3 minutes 52 seconds
By Takeo Yamashiro
Takeo was born in Hiroshima, Japan and was the first professional musician with traditional musical training to enter Canada. He has served as a judge for the 1994 and 1995 Juno awards, performed on two solo albums and created more than 10 film scores that include 6 National Film Board productions such as "Obaachan's Garden." Takeo's community work earned him a Minister of Foreign Affairs Award in 2003. Since his retirement in 2004, although he practices his shakuhachi everyday and still teaches one on one, he is enjoying his no pressure life.