About the artist
Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo has been teaching and performing Kulintang music since 1978, introducing this music to the Bay Area through children’s programs as well as directing and performing with his Kulintang ensembles for general audiences. He has received grants from Zellerbach Family Fund, NEA Folk Arts, and the California Arts Council. Besides the Kulitang, Robert masters many other Asian instruments and synthesizers, early on a performing musician with the Noh Buddies, Bamboo, and Yokohama. He recently wrote the music for “Still Looking,” a film on the work of Janet Adler, and co-wrote music for Felicia Lowe’s film “Carved in Silence,” a docu-drama on Asian immigration and racism.