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Dancing Eisa allows me to express my true self - Yasue Taggart

Members of a Sydney-based Okinawan dance group, Eisa Champroo. Yasue Taggart, the founder of the group (front centre)

Yasue Taggart started a Sydney-based Okinawan dance group Eisa Champroo after she emigrated to Sydney in 2014.

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Yasue Taggart, the founder and the teacher of Eisa Champroo, a Sydney-based Okinawan dance group
Yasue Taggart

Yasue started performing Eisa, an Okinawan traditional drumming dance, when she was at high school.  Yasue fell in love with the dance and she sees it as a tool to express herself.

"People often tell me that I'm talkative.  But I think dancing Eisa expresses me better than words", Yasue says.

In the audio, Yasue explains about Eisa dance and talks about the upcoming Okinawan traditional cultural event Okinawa Soul Festival, which will be held on the 10th of November in Sydney.

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Members of a Sydney-based Okinawan dance group, Eisa Champroo, at one of their practice sessoins
Yasue Taggart

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