Taiko Arts Center’s HABILITAT Christmas Tree Fundraiser ends on Friday, October 26. Order a fresh tree/wreath from the Pacific Northwest for PICK UP on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at convenient locations around Oahu (Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, Aiea, Kailua, Mililani, Kapolei). Habilitat is a long term residential drug addiction treatment center helping people overcome substance abuse and homelessness. They have been helping people make positive changes in their lives for over 45 years. Taiko Arts Center & Taiko Center of the Pacific have been associated with Habilitat for over 20 years – sharing the spirit of aloha and the spirit of taiko through our education outreach. Be sure to acknowledge Taiko Arts Center when making your purchase and you will be helping to support both Habilitat and Taiko Arts Center programs.
This September 2018, you can help support Taiko Arts Center (TAC), a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Hawaii that promotes and fosters an appreciation of taiko through education, preservation, collaboration, and innovation in locally, nationally, and internationally. Taiko Arts Center has supported many workshops, educational programs, and performances in Hawaii with renown taiko artists such as Hiromitsu Agatsuma, Chieko Kojima, Kyosuke Suzuki, Noel Okimoto, Kenny Endo, Rhythm Summit, John Santos, Abhijit Banerjee, Uncommon Time, Tarang, Kapono Ciotti, Sonja Sironen, Shoji Kameda, Masato Baba, Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, collaborations with the University of Hawaii Department of Theatre and Dance, and more. TAC has also sponsored a youth study/performance tour to Japan and scholarships for the study of taiko. Please help support Taiko Arts Center to continue bringing these great opportunities to the community with your donations. Thank you for your support!
Habilitat’s Christmas Tree Program
Please visit: http://taikoartscenter.org/blog/
Our Fall sessions are the most FUN as we gear up for our end-of-the-year gathering!
JOIN US for good fun, a good work-out, and a great community of people! Classes for all ages and all skill levels! Choose from TAIKO TOTS, FAMILY TAIKO, YOUTH TAIKO, TEENS TAIKO, ADULTS, “Nice & Easy,” TAIKO for the DEAF and HARD of HEARING, MATSURI TAIKO/Japanese Festival Drumming, and NEW Minyo Shamisen (Japanese folk shamisen!).
Fall Session I: September 9 – October 18
Fall Session II: October 25 – December 6 (NO class on Thurs Nov 22)
BONENKAI (end of the year event): Saturday, December 8
For class schedule and registration, visit: https://taikoarts.com/classes/schedule/
See you soon!
TCP classes will be held as usual on Sunday, August 26. (CONFIRMED 12:30 pm Saturday 8.25). Much Aloha to all those who were severely affected by “Hurricane Lane.”
Due to impending “Hurricane Lane,” ALL TCP taiko classes & rehearsals scheduled for Thursday August 23, 2018 have been CANCELLED. Summer Session II Thursday classes will meet only TWICE on August 30 and September 6. If you have already paid tuition, you will be refunded for the cancelled classes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please TAKE CARE and BE SAFE!!!
Hurricane Lane Updates:
ALL TCP Classes are scheduled to take place as usual on Sunday, August 26. However, this situation will be reassessed on Saturday, August 25. Please check back for updates around 2 pm on Saturday. Thank you for your kokua! Stay SAFE everyone!!!