August 19th at 7pm!
Taiko Center of the Pacific presents “Island Breeze,” a trio of world class musicians – each a master of his own instrument featuring Grammy award winning Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian slack key guitar), shakuhachi master Riley Lee, and taiko artist Kenny Endo. This group was nominated for the Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Album of the Year and for Instrumental Song of the Year (“Na Pali “) in 2015.
Please join us for a wonderful evening of great music hosted by the historic Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple in Honolulu!
Saturday, August 19th – 7pm
Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple
915 Sheridan Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Purchase Advance Online Tickets here:
All at-the-door tickets $23. Limited availability.
Box Office opens 6pm. Doors open 6:30pm.
Our Summer Taiko Intensive series is fast approaching – 5 days of intensive study! A great way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Register now!
This year, we are offering 6 different and exciting courses to choose from, featuring special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo and Halla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean changgo, hour-glass shaped drum), as well as TCP’s own Sean Shibata (Fukuoka) and Kenny Endo!
The 6 courses offered this summer are:
-Kagura Mai (shrine dance movement)
-Shimedaiko (Edobayashi Techniques for small rope-lashed drum)
-Yokobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute)
-Beta Chuudaiko (upright taiko)
Mary Jo Freshley
-Korean Changgo (predecessor to “katsugi” sling drum)
-Japanese Festival Music
Check out our Course Descriptions for more information!
Presented by Izumo Taishakyo Mission, East-West Center Arts Program and Taiko Center of the Pacific. Supported in part by the Japan Foundation Los Angeles Office and Taiko Arts Center.
An Evening of Edo Sato Kagura – Shrine Music & Dance of Old Tokyo
Visiting artist Kyosuke Suzuki is from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo, a group recognized as an intangible cultural property by the Japan Ministry of Culture. He is acknowledged by many around the world as the top lion dancer of the Edo tradition.
He will be performing his art for one night only at Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu on Saturday, September 2 at 6pm.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
6pm (doors open at 5:30)
Izumo Taishakyo Mission
215 N. Kukui St. Honolulu, HI 96817
This event is free, but reservations are required! Limited capacity, so reserve quickly!
Taiko Arts Center (TAC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes the art of taiko through education, preservation, innovation, and collaboration. TAC depends on donations, grants, and fundraising to support and present its programs such as the Edo Sato Kagura project. Donations of ANY amount are always welcome and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donate through the brownpapertickets link above or here. Thank you for your consideration. It is greatly appreciated!
Taiko Center of the Pacific’s Artistic Director, Kenny Endo, will perform at ”初秋” (Hatsu Aki), a special concert featuring Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru shamisen), Kyosuke Suzuki (yokobue), Kiyohiko Senba (percussion/drum set), Kaori Takahashi (electric violin), and Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone). ONE NIGHT ONLY at Jazz Club Someday in Shinjuku, Tokyo!
Two different sets on September 19th:
If you happen to be in Japan at this time, check it out!
Kenny Endo and more friends LIVE PERFORMANCE in Nishinomiya!
18:30, Saturday, September 23, 2017
Purera Hall in Nishinomiya JAPAN
Featuring Kenny Endo (TCP Artistic Director) and Kubo Hiroshi (shamisen), Oomachi Takeshi (cello), Nakagawa Hiros (Indian bansuri), Keiko Fujii (dance, choreography), and the Keiko Fujii Dance Company.