Kenny Endo – (taiko, set, odaiko)
Abe Lagrimas, Jr – (vibes, ukulele, drumset)
Todd Yukumoto – (saxophone, flute)
Yi-Chieh Lai – (guzheng)
Patrick Oiye – (tsugaru shamisen)
A rare opportunity to see this eclectic group in a beautiful and intimate setting! Originally formed to celebrate Endo’s 40th Anniversary Concert Tour on the Big Island of Hawaii, this is an upbeat unique ensemble. Not to be missed!
Sunday, May 21 – 6 pm
Shingon Shu Hawaii Temple
915 Sheridan Street, Honolulu
$20 General Admission
$15 seniors 65+, military and students (with a valid ID)
$12 youth to age 17
$23 (all tickets, limited availability)
Tickets ON SALE NOW via brownpapertickets.com.
Special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo, Halla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean chango” sling drum), Sean Shibata (Fukuoka), and Kenny Endo!
Kyosuke Suzuki (Tokyo) – shime daiko, fue, Kagura Mai basics
Sean Shibata (Fukuoka) – festival music of Japan
Mary-Jo Freshly (Honolulu) – Korean chango (predecessor to the sling drum/katsugi drum)
Kenny Endo (Honolulu) – odaiko
5 days of intensive study in Hawaii’s Taiko Center of the Pacific
SAVE the DATE!
August 28 – September 1 (M-F)
TCP plays “hayashi” for the Honolulu Festival’s Inaho no Sei Omikoshi and helps “katsugu” Izumo Taisha’s Omikoshi
For schedule of classes, visit: https://taikoarts.com/classes/schedule/
NOTE: New Class Times on Mondays
6:30-7:25 pm: “Nice & Easy”
7:30-8:25 pm: “Intermediate Mondays”
Please be advised that class times have changed for the following two classes:
Teens Taiko – Mondays 4:30-5:25 pm
Taiko for the Hearing Impaired 5:30-6:25 pm
Adult Beginning I “Nice & Easy” – Mondays 6-6:55 pm
Adult Intermediate Mondays – Mondays 7-7:55 pm
NEW CLASS starting Spring Session II – Sundays 4-4:55 pm
Matsuri Bayashi Ensemble (Japanese Festival Drumming)
Diversify your taiko experience by learning how to play Japanese festival music! As a folk art, there is less emphasis on form and more on expression and learning how to play well together. Taught by TCP Fellow, Sean Shibata, who has extensive experience researching Matsuri Bayashi in Japan.
2017 New Year’s Day Sunrise in Hawaii
Happy New Year from Taiko Center of the Pacific (and friends!)
Best Wishes to All for a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2017!
JOIN US at Taiko Center of the Pacific! Spring Session I (6 weeks) begins Sunday, January 8th