World Taiko Conference Nov 20-22, 2020 TOKYO (HI time)

See Ivan Munoz’ highly acclaimed film “Taiko Film: Healing Beats” on line for free until November 22 (Sun, Japan standard time)


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.

GENDER: Documentary

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


Password: WTCTFE


Need some destressing during these difficult times? or some physical exercise to help stay in shape for in-person taiko (or for the holidays)? JOIN US!

Two awesome instructors. Two awesome classes.

HATHA FLOW YOGA with Riki Aihara 5:30 pm on Tues Nov 10 and 17

TAIKO TAILORED WORKOUTS with Emily Harada 2 pm on Sun Nov 15, 22, 29, Dec 6.

FALL Session II continues online Oct 25 – Dec 10

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:

Adult Beginning Taiko – “Nice & Easy!”
Taiko Tots (ages 2+ w/ parent/guardian)

Youth Intermediate – Teens Taiko
Family Taiko (Parent & Child Together)
Youth Performing Ensemble
Taiko for the Deaf Community

Friday, October 23 Concert

Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific Concert with special guests:
Jeff Peterson (guitar), Todd Yukumoto (sax), and SheenRu Yong (dance)

Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Hawaii time)

Kenny Endo on odaiko. Photo by Marcia Campbell

An evening of traditional & contemporary music for taiko
SCEP Live Online Fall LIVE STREAM Concert Series
FREE (registration required)
To Register, click here:

Special Guests Todd Yukumoto (sax) and Jeff Peterson (guitar) join Endo in the concert.
Photo by Marcia Campbell
Guest, Contemporary dancer SheenRu Yong

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.

For those interested in supporting Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific activities, please visit:

Donations to Taiko Arts Center, a federally approved 501c3 non-profit organization, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Mahalo in advance for your consideration and support.

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