We would like to share some upcoming online performances and workshops in the latter half of July! Please spread the word, and join us if you are able!
Monday, July 20 Musical Mondays 9:30 am Japan Foundation Los Angeles LIVE broadcast from Honolulu featuring Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific (Kenny Endo, Chizuko Endo, Sho’on Shibata, Elizabeth Mager)
Friday, July 24 10:00 am “The Art of Taiko,” a lecture/demonstration by Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific ZOOM Broadcast by Outreach College, University of Hawaii Presented by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) JOIN the webinar: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/99786797402 Password: 431311
Friday, July 24 1 pm (Hawaii time); 4 pm (Pacific time) Part II of a 2-part series class on ASL (American Sign Language) for TAIKO Join nationally certified interpreter Inga Park-Okuna as she introduces American Sign Language useful to the taiko instructor. Fee: $20 or donation (2 day course = $30) ZOOM Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 30 6:30 pm “The Art of Taiko,” a lecture/demonstration by Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific ZOOM Broadcast by Outreach College, University of Hawaii Presented by Manoa Public Library For information about the performance visit outreach.hawaii.edu/SCEP/online.asp, or call 808-956-8246.
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!
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) Kenny Endo
-Beta Chuudaiko (upright taiko) Mary Jo Freshley
-Korean Changgo (predecessor to “katsugi” sling drum) Sean Shibata
-Japanese Festival Music
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!