Goh Kurosawa and Tony Cardo
Broken Tour 2018 (Mexico - Japan - Pacific Northwest)
Residing in Los Angeles and travelling the world from Japan, Goh Kurosawa is a 'tap/slap' guitarist armed with his original songs of acoustic rock jazz, electrifying soundscapes, and stunning arrangements of familiar global melodies.
Goh has been actively touring locally and internationally since 2005. Having performed in a wide range of settings and festivals (for music, art, movement, schools, and community centers), he performs fifty plus live shows in Japan annually, produces Brilliant Strings in Los Angeles quarterly, conducts workshops/seminars at universities and schools regularly, frequents the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland areas), and has performed featured concerts in Taiwan, Brazil, France, Canada, Myanmar, and Mexico. Wedding celebrations, graduation ceremonies, senior retirement homes, the street, the forest, and other creative spaces where music resonates are all a part of his itinerary.
Goh is often referred to as a 'musical wakonyosai' or the bicultural music samurai. Wakonyosai is an approach to the Western knowledge with the Japanese spirit. Overall, he views himself as a world citizen, and lives with Nyan-Nyan, his blue eyed white tiger cat.
Joining Goh at Artichoke Music for the Saturday June 2 engagement is special guest Tony Cardo. This will be their second time performing together.
Songwriter Tony Cardo has been living in and enjoying Portland for more than 20 years. He says about original songs, "I enjoy writing songs because they can be bigger than you. Writing songs can be a creation derived from a greater place, and the most important part of songwriting is the silence at the beginning of each song."
Tony founded the Songwriter's Challenge and Circle at Influence Music Hall in Hillsboro in 2017, and the songwriters meet there on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Tony is also available for songwriting collaboration.
Artchoke Music (View)
2006 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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