The TAP hosts friends from Kobe University in Japan

Several months ago Daniel Cashman, founder of the TAP, was contacted by Dr. Eiji Suda of Kobe University in Japan, stating they were very interested in the unique way the TAP was mingling the community and people with disability labels to form friendships and find resources through self expression: song, dance, poetry readings, food and fun. They expressed a desire to contribute their music and be part of the TAP.

The will be visiting with the TAP on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Show Gallery, 346 Sibley St. 

The guests include Yuko, a graduate student, founder of a community music organization and also a former professional jazz pianist; Emiko, a graduate student, former special education teacher and current violin teacher; Aya, a graduate student and business founder and whose current interest includes music therapy; Taichi, an undergraduate student interested in community work, currently playing drums in a college jazz band; and Eiji, professor of adult and community education, and amateur sax player.

To avoid parking concerns, the TAP will provide a free shuttle to and from the gallery.

The shuttle will run from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and then from 9:30 to 10:15 p.m. The lot is located just north of East Seventh Street on Payne Avenue (State Supply Company) and just across from the Minnesota Music Café. There will be a TAP sign in the lot where the shuttle will pick you up. The shuttle is free and will run about every 10 to 12 minutes during those times. Please call 612-396-4863 for questions or visit


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