Free to view online : Nov. 7th (Sat) ー Nov. 22 (Sun) (Japan Standard Time)
↓↓↓Now Available to Watch!↓↓↓
Taiko Film is a documentary that introduces us to the enthralling world of Taiko. We will learn about its origins, history and evolution throughout centuries, its many applications and styles, its expansion to the world and its influence in modern culture, both Eastern and Western.
The documentary includes interviews with relevant taiko figures, as well as other personalities related to this artistic discipline, and performances of several groups and styles.
The project is an ode to Music in general, and to taiko in particular. A praise for music’s best qualities through an instrument with a sound capable of transmitting/ sharing emotions, bringing people together and promoting dialogue.
FORMAT: HD- 16:9- Color.
SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Japan – United States – Spain- Argentina
RUNNING TIME: 74 minutes
LANGUAGE: Original version with subtitles in English/ Spanish/ Japanese
JOIN US as we continue to move and learn new things with taiko on ZOOM. This fall, we also offer three NEW classes: private shinobue (bamboo flute) lessons for beginners, Hatha Yoga Flow (2 days only, Tuesdays November 10, 17 at 5:30 pm), and Taiko Tailored Workshop (4 classes only, Sundays November 15, 22, 29, December 6 at 2 pm). PLUS Taiko Tots (ages 2+), Family Taiko, Youth Beginning-Advanced; Adult Beginning-Advanced; Edo Bayashi, and Drills for Skills. To Register:
The concert honors two of Kenny’s mentors: Barbara B Smith, esteemed ethnomusicologist who just celebrated her 100th birthday, and William P Malm, foremost academic expert of Japanese music who recently donated a set of Edo Bayashi instruments which will be showcased.
The concert also celebrates Kenny’s 45th anniversary of playing taiko.
SCEP Live Online concert series is a joint effort between the UH Mānoa Outreach College, UH Mānoa Music Department, the East-West Center Arts Program, and Friends of Manoa Library.
“Give Aloha” is Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program. It was created in 1999 to honor Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan to continue his legacy of giving back to the community. Normally donations are accepted ONLY during the month of September but the donation period has been extended to 9 pm, Friday, October 2.
Customers can donate up to $249 to their favorite non-profit organization and Foodland will match a portion of your donation. This is a great way to increase the value of your donation. Taiko Arts Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization, participates in the “Give Aloha” program. Please consider making a donation to TAC this September. TAC’s “Give Aloha” code is 78462.
You must have a Ma’ika’i card in order for Foodland to make the matching gift. If you do not have a Ma’ika’i card, you can simply apply for one at the cash register. The Ma’ika’i card also gives you great discounts at Foodland supermarkets. Just tell the cashier that you want to make a “Give Aloha” donation to Taiko Arts Center.