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TCP Summer Taiko Intensives July 20-24 (Honolulu)

May 19th, 2015

Join Us this Summer for a 5-day taiko intensive with Kenny Endo and guest instructor
Shoji Kameda from On Ensemble and KaDon!
“Chudaiko Basics”
“Lion Chant”
“Soloing and Improvisation”

Also, two special workshops with Masato Baba of TaikoProject and On Ensemble in August!

Information on short-term low cost housing and shuttle service available upon
Registration: OR 808-737-7236
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Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellowship 2015-2016

February 12th, 2015
A great opportunity to study with Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific
a one-year scholarship to study traditional and contemporary taiko in Honolulu!

Application deadline:  May 2

Download Application Form

Link to Fellowship Homepage

Kenny Endo & Kaoru Watanabe and NEO

February 11th, 2015

CONVERGENCE revisited!
Wednesday, February 11
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(646) 820-9452

Kenny Endo celebrates 40 years of TAIKO!!!

January 28th, 2015

2015 marks the 40th year of Kenny Endo performing, composing, and teaching taiko.
Concert tours are planned for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. If you are interested to present a concert to help celebrate this momentous occasion, please contact:
Karen Fischer at:

This January, we’ve been happy to have 5 students from Oberlin College Taiko spend their
Winter Interim with us at Taiko Center of the Pacific!
To Leah, Jesse, Will, Miles, and Jason: We’ve enjoyed your presence and input!

Looking forward to the Eastern Taiko Conference coming up February 13-15 at Cornell University! See you all soon!

Will Halimou, Miles Ginoza, Leah Wood, Jason Ihm, and Jesse Wiener from Oberlin College Taiko were in residency at Taiko Center of the Pacific in January! and Tanya Downer from Shin Daiko visits for the winter! Their input and energy was awesome!


January 1st, 2015



Happy New Year!  Best Wishes for a great 2015!



December 1st, 2014

Hard to believe that its the last month of the year already!  Really looking forward to our 21st Annual Bonenkai on December 20th to celebrate with students, friends, family, and fellow taiko practitioners.

Please join us:

Sunday December 7   5 pm  Pearl Harbor Commemorative Parade in Waikiki

Friday, December 12  6-8 pm  YOSAKOI Workshop with Hideko Mukae from NAGASAKI!

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Sunday December 14  9 am at Diamond Head Lookout – Honolulu Marathon!

Saturday December 20   5-8 pm at WMS Cafeteria – 21st Annual TCP Bonenkai!

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Thursday January 1, 2015  7:09 am SUNRISE at

Makapuu Lighthouse, Kaiwi Park

Thursday January 1, 2015  7:45 am at DFS, Waikiki

Thursday January 1, 2015  9:30 am at Royal Hawaiian Center


November 14th, 2014

Storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki and composer Mark Izu weave ancient and contemporary stories of the lands and the seas that connect people across the Pacific! Accompanied by Kenny Endo.

Saturday, November 15, 2014   7 pm                  
Honolulu Museum of Arts
$15 • $12 • VIP seating: $20


November 3rd, 2014

TARANG with Kenny Endo goes to Puerto Rico!!!

Puerto Rico Music & Percussion Festival!!!

November 6, 2014

Taiko Center of the Pacific Fall session II begins October 26

October 27th, 2014

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JOIN Taiko Center of the Pacific as we prepare for our end-of-the-year BASH!

TCP BONENKAI will be Saturday, December 20th from 5:00-8:30 pm

Family, friends, all current and past TCP students WELCOME!

Fall Session II – October 26-December 18*

Classes for all ages and all skill levels (age 2 on up)!

Taiko Tots (2-3 year olds)

Taiko Tots (3-4 year olds)

Family Taiko

Youth and Adult Beginning I, Beginning II, and Intermediate,

Nice & Easy Beginning Taiko, Youth & Adult Performing Ensembles

Registration:  808-737-7236  or email:


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*NO TCP classes on Tuesday November 11, Thursday November 27, and Sunday November 30

TARANG coming to Hawaii

October 20th, 2014

TARANG in Hawaii:

10.22  1 pm  Tarang at the Hawaii State Public Library, Honolulu


10.23  7 pm  Classical Indian Music, Kahena Beach, Big Island

Tickets: $22 advance/ $27 day of event
(808)965 1053

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10.24  7 pm  Tarang at the Honokaa People’s Theatre, Honokaa, Big Island

Tickets at the door only: $15 general; $10 youth to age 17

10.25  3 pm  Tarang at the Doris Duke “Shangrila,” Honolulu, HI

10.26  7 pm  Tarang at the Still & Moving Center, Honolulu, HI

1024 Queen Street, Honolulu
Donation based
Reservations REQUIRED.