Amoako Boafo, Painter Amoako Boafo is an award-winning portraiture and figurative painter from Ghana, Africa who is based in Vienna, Austria. He came to Los Angeles, California in 2019 as part of an artist-in-residency program. Here he shares his challenges and hopes.
Kyoto Geisha 2019 West Coast Tour Kyoto geisha and geisha culture expert Peter MacIntosh entertain American audiences with dance, music and educational talks during the Real Geisha, Real Stories 2019 West Coast Tour. Conceived, developed and successfully produced by Lucy Birmingham Productions, locations included the Portland Japanese Garden and six venues in Los Angeles over a total of five days. Hugely successful turnout garnering great interest and potential for future geisha collaborations. Media coverage included KTLA5 TV.
Seiya Fujii Music Video Seiya Fujii is a young, Japanese/American composer and musician with years of experience performing in popular Japanese bands mainly as a lead guitarist. His first band The Salovers performed at the prestigious Fuji Rock Festival while signed with EMI Music Japan (now Universal) from 2011-2015. In 2016, he was a guitarist for Galileo Galilei (Sony Music Japan) and A Flood of Circle (Teichiku Records), among others. Since 2017 he has focused on composing music such as this recent song “Nothing Doesn’t Come to Me" and his burgeoning art practice in painting and drawing.