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Village Zendo ArtsA new group for sangha artists
Sensei Joshin O'Hara
Jaime Denko ApraezPaintings
Ross BlecknerPaintings
David Van BuskirkTextiles
Jean Yugetsu CarlomustoVideo
Sam ClaytonPaintings
Marc-Antoine DupontPhotograms
Matthew Daian FassMusic
Rodney Musho GreenblatPainting
Liam Oshin JenningsSculpture
Nina Shuka KlippelPoems
Genine Koun LentinePublic Displays of Attention
Jeremy Tokuyu ManasiaMusic
Joshua Mitsunen MosesPoems
Steve Junryu ReedPoem and Photography
Aaron Ryuko ShraggeMusic
Sybil Myoshin TaylorHaiku
Julie Myoko TerestmanCeramics
Tim TuckerPoem and Photography

I started this band, the Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, because I saw a village wedding in Northern Greece in 1999. The local musicians were walking in the deserted streets of the small village I was visiting and filling it with a most joyous sound. They had started at the groom's house and then walked about four blocks to the bride's house. They ducked inside, and although my friend and I stayed outside, we could hear all sorts of happy voices inside the house and more music. After about a half-hour, everybody emerged and started up the hill to the church. We followed at a respectful distance. I was filled with happiness. This moment has inspired me ever since and I work to bring the immediacy and intimacy of live, joyful music to the village of New York City.


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