Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ordway Theatre in St Paul, MN. Amazing artists from JAPAN (Chieko Kojima, Kaoly Asano, Mayumi Hashimoto, Mizue Yamada, Anna Sato), CANADA (Naomi Gilbert, Aki TenTen, Heidi Chan), and the UNITED STATES (Jenn Weir, PJ Hirabayashi, Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Iris Shiraishi, Michelle Fujii, Megan Chow Smith, Yurika Chiba, Yeeman Mui, Diana, Wu, Chizuko Endo). Amazing audience members from Italy, England, Canada, all across the US. HERbeat will go down in History HERstory.
“Yamamba de Ko’olau” (Wandering Female Mountain Spirit) by Chizuko Endo will be transformed! with Kaoly Asano (Gocoo) as the ancient Yamamba and Chieko Kojima (Kodo, Hanayui) as the newly Empowered One! Hope you got your tickets because the 1900 seat HERbeat concert is SOLD OUT! HERbeat is a Celebration of the Female SPIRIT in TAIKO!
Many thanks to Jenn Weir and Tiffany Tamaribuchi for your vision, Emma Valentine, and everyone at Enso Daiko for your hard work and support!
While TCP took a break from teaching classes, many of us were busy repairing the drums for the use by our students. Ronen Zilberman came down to help capture some of the TCP Ohana hard at work! Thank you Ronen (and Erica!)!!!
OUR Chizuko Endo will soon depart to join many other female taiko drummers from around the country, JAPAN, and CANADA for a 2 week residency of international cultural exchange and collaboration in creating a one-of-a-kind performance, HERbeat at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The concert will take place on LEAP DAY. February 29th, 2020. Sponsored by TaikoArts Midwest. Be There!
Due to recent weather conditions, the City and County of Honolulu and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii determined that Moiliili Field is NOT suited for the Ohana Festival on Sunday, January 12th. Therefore, Taiko Center of the Pacific’s performance at the Ohana Festival has been cancelled.
SUNDAY, January 12th is the FIRST DAY OF SUNDAY CLASSES for TCP’s Spring I 2020 session. Register by clicking on the “store” above OR just come to class and register on site (Washington Middle School).
NEXT UP for public performances is Market City’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 18 at 10 am. Taiko Center of the Pacific, Chinese Lion Dance, and THOUSANDS of FIRECRACKERS. COME, CELEBRATE with us!!! Happy New Year!