Kumi Masunaga
Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator
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Kumi Masunaga is a native of Japan and has been based in Hong Kong since 1990.  She is a professional percussionist and hand-drum tutor as well as a Remo endorser and their international drum circle facilitator.  She has studied under pioneering world drum circle facilitator, Arthur Hull and music therapist Christine Stevens and makes regular trips to Africa where she is a student of many drum masters

With a passion for making people happy through rhythm, Kumi has been leading drum circles in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Mainland China for over 10 years.  As a percussionist she recognizes the extraordinary power of the drum as a healing, unifying and motivating tool, which can benefit many people from young to old, from corporate to special needs and the elderly.  

RTHK has made a documentary TV programme about Kumi's work as well as her travel to Africa with her students, and it won a Silver award in TV documentary category at the Chicago International Film Festival in 2003.

Kumi has a perfect-pitch and sees sounds in colors.

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