Taiko Arts Center Fundraisers: Give Aloha & Habilitat Christmas Trees!

Give Aloha is Foodland & Sack N Save’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program.

Foodland will match all donations made to Taiko Arts Center at the Foodland or Sack N Save’s checkout counter. This is a great way to increase the value of your financial support.

Taiko Arts Center (TAC) is a 501(c)(3) federally approved tax-exempt non-profit organization that promotes the Japanese cultural art of taiko (Japanese drumming) and its related arts, locally, nationally, and internationally through education, support, preservation, collaboration, and innovation. TAC depends on fundraising, donations and grants to support it’s many projects. TAC has been a supporter of many Taiko Center of the Pacific projects as well, such as our fellowship program, Taiko Drum and Dance Concerts and Edo Sato Kagura. You can support TCP by donating to Taiko Arts Center!

Donate through “Give Aloha” at any checkout counter at Foodland OR Sack N Save stores!

http://givealoha.foodland.com/start.php

TAC “Give Aloha” number is:  78462


Habilitat’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser 2017

TAC will once again be teaming up with Habilitat, for our annual Christmas tree fundraiser. We will be selling Christmas trees, from September to October, to raise money for educational & cultural programs. We need your help to make this fundraiser a success! Please share this wonderful opportunity with your family, friends and co-workers to ensure your family has a fresh Christmas tree or decoration for this coming holiday season!

Click here for an order form, or you may also visit Habilitat’s website and order online.

Make sure to credit Taiko Arts Center when ordering online.

Tree pickup is available Saturday, December 2nd at 6 convenient locations located around the island:
Central Middle School 1302 Queen Emma St, Honolulu
Waimalu Elementary 98-825 Moanalua Rd, Aiea
Koko Head Elementary 189 Lunalilo Home Rd, Hawaii Kai
Kalaheo High School 730 Iliaina St, Kailua
Mililani Waena Elementary 95-502 Kipapa Dr, Mililani
Kapolei location: tbd

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Kenny Endo & Friends LIVE Performance in TOKYO!

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:
7:45pm
9:45pm

If you happen to be in Japan at this time, check it out!

Upcoming Collaborative Concerts: “Taiko Drum and Dance: Hana Hou!”

The University of Hawaii Department of Theatre and Dance presents:

Taiko Drum and Dance: Hana Hou!

Coming this November, Taiko Center of the Pacific will be coming back to collaborate with the UH’s Theatre and Dance Department’s for their “encore” performance!

For best seats, purchase your tickets ASAP!

Kennedy Theatre
1770 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822

Friday, November 3rd. 7:30pm
Saturday, November 4th. 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5th. 2pm – SOLD OUT

Friday, November 10th. 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11th. 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12th. 2pm

Tickets: $8-25 / Throwback Saturday Ticket Prices on Nov 4: $5-$15

Advance SuperSaver (discount) Tickets on sale through September 1, 2017!

Free pre-show chat: Saturday, November 4 & 11 at 6:45pm.


        

Summer Taiko Intensives – August 28-September 1

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:

Kyosuke Suzuki
-Kagura Mai (shrine dance movement)
-Shimedaiko (Edobayashi Techniques for small rope-lashed drum)
-Yokobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute)
Kenny Endo
-Beta Chuudaiko (upright taiko)
Mary Jo Freshley
-Korean Changgo (predecessor to “katsugi” sling drum)
Sean Shibata
-Japanese Festival Music

Check out our Course Descriptions for more information!