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"Sharing the stage with the amazing performers in RAW is a transcendent experience. Through their music, they help the audience feel their own power and courage and anything becomes possible." -Naomi Klein"Dance, storytelling and drumming cross over for a breathtaking experience" -Samantha Edwards, NOW Magazine About RAW
Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers (RAW) is one of the few all-Asian, all-womxn Taiko drumming groups in the world. Formed in 1998, we carry on the diasporic Taiko tradition that grew out of Asian American and Asian Canadian mobilization in the 60s and 70s. RAW plays large taiko drums as creative resistance for social change, carving space for self-expression, education and community building. About Our Project
Inspired by the sold-out success of RAW's last two concerts (From Rage Comes
2013 and Crooked Lines
2016), Undaunted: Into the Open
is a jam of both new originals and beloved songs played on booming drums; story vignettes on resistance, resilience, and what lives on through collective struggle; and collaborations with exciting new guest artists! Undaunted: Into the Open
will showcase RAW's well-loved brand of ferocity and spirit that charges audiences with energy and harnesses rage for change, hope, and joy. Help Us Make It Happen
We are raising money to cover every cost of the production: from theatre and equipment rentals, to tech crew salaries, to publicity costs. We also make sure that fees for labour are all going to support and employ local artists and artistic technicians.What You Get for Donating
Lots of goodies! See below for details. We also now have charitable organization status, so you will be sent a donation receipt for your tax purposes. Most of all, you’ll get the satisfaction of supporting the wide and powerful RAW Taiko community of art workers who imagine and labour to build spaces where we can all belong and thrive.Other Ways You Can Help
Do you have more heart and time than you have money? Please come lend us a hand, literally! We need stage hands, volunteers to spread the word, etc.
Talk to us and let us put you to work! Concert Dates and Tickets
Thursday December 5th (Open Dress Rehearsal), Friday December 6th at 8pm, Saturday December 7th at 8pm and Sunday December 8th at 2pm. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/undaunted-into-the-open-tickets-77730252277?aff=ebdssbdestsearchDONATION PERKS!Thank you!
$25 CADAcknowledgment in the concert program as a contributor Shime!
$50 CADAcknowledgement in concert program + RAW postcards (4) + RAW stickers (2)!Chibi!
$100 CADAcknowledgement in concert program + RAW postcards (4) + RAW stickers (2) + RAW pins (2)!Okedo!
$250 CADAcknowledgement in concert program + RAW postcards (4) + RAW stickers (2) + RAW pins (2) + RAW T-shirt (specify size)!Nagado!
$500 CADAcknowledgement in concert program + RAW postcards (4) + RAW stickers (2) + RAW pins (2) + RAW T-shirt (specify size) + SIGNED, FRAMED PHOTO of RAW!Odaiko!
$1000 CADVerbal acknowledgement before each concert + Acknowledgement in concert program + RAW postcards (4) + RAW stickers (2) + RAW pins (2) + TWO RAW T-Shirts (specify sizes) + SIGNED, FRAMED PHOTO of RAW!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!AUDIO TRANSCRIPT
We are RAGING ASIAN WOMEN!
RAW is putting on a concert and we need your help!
RAW has been in existence for 20 years and we’ve been at the forefront of telling Asian and Asian-Canadian women’s stories. The theme of this concert is resistance and resilience. This concert is about honouring the work of artists and activists who have come before us who have set the stage of resistance and persevered so we could be here today.
To [us] resistance is about building power together and fighting for justice… harnessing rage for change… harnessing our power as individuals to change the structures and systems around us and not be okay with the status quo… finding that inner strength underneath all the chaos, the voice that’s really telling you how to move forward and what to do.
We’re so excited to show you what we’ve been working on – we’ve got new pieces, new collaborations with other people of colour, and some new performers!
With the generous support from people like you, the last two concerts were made possible… and sold out! We’re really forging a new lineage. That’s why this concert is a must see.
Support our show and come see it because we worked really really hard, so come see us be strong… and sexy!
We need your support!... We really really need your support… Please support us, we can’t do this alone. We need your help.