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Archive for March, 2010

Fellowship Deadline Extended!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010


For anyone interested in the Taiko Center of the Pacific Fellowship, great news!  The deadline has been EXTENDED from April 2 to April 16, 2010.

Apply now!  Application and information can be found at

Catch Kenny Endo in Los Angeles!!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Gearing up for the exciting JACCC 30th Anniversary Gala, on March 30th.

Also, don’t miss the Kenny Endo and Friends Concert on April 3rd, celebrating Kenny Endo’s 35th Anniversary of Taiko Drumming!  Featuring Kaoru Watanabe, Abe Lagrimas, June Kuramoto, Derek Nakamoto, Wu Man, On Ensemble, Kinnara Taiko, and others.

You can find lots more information on the Gala and Concert here.

Awesomeness! Soon on to LA for 3.30 and 4.3 Performances at the JACCC! Be There!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Saturday night’s concert with legendary Kiyohiko Semba, Kaoru Watanabe, and Kaori Takahashi (KKKK) was awesome and the surprise encore when KETE (KKKKK) jumped on stage was a great way to end the evening. Dancers Lynn Barre and Miho Morinoue created a moving dance piece for Moonwind with Semba and Endo on drums and percussion. Soon on to LA for my 35th Anniversary Celebration Concert at the JACCC with Kaoru, Abe Lagrimas, June Kuramoto, Kinnara Taiko, ON Ensemble and more. Hope you can make it! P.S. Mark your calendars for Friday June 11, 2010 at the Hawaii Theatre. This will be my 35th Anniversary concert celebration in Honolulu with special guests KEOLA BEAMER, Moana Beamer, San Jose Taiko, Rhythm Summit (Noel Okimoto, Dean Taba, and Kenny Endo) and of course KETE and the TCP Youth Group! June 11th! Tickets go on sale May 1st!

CONVERGENCE with Legendary Kiyohiko Semba Sat 3.13 at LCC

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Don’t miss the legendary Kiyohiko Semba with Kenny Endo, Kaoru Watanabe, Kaori Takahashi, Lynn Barre, and Miho Morinoue Saturday night, March 13, 2010 at Leeward Community College 8 pm.  See calendar for more details

Back from Maui!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Back from the Convergence Performance on Maui.

But tonight, don’t miss the Kenny Endo and Friends Special Event at Dragon Upstairs, 1038 Nuuanu, $5 cover. 8-11 PM. See Calendar for more information.

Also, DON’T MISS the amazing Convergence Concert!! March 13, 2010 at Leeward Community College (LCC). Featuring legendary percussionist from Tokyo Kiyohiko Semba, former flautist from Kodo Kaoru Watanabe, and electric violinist Kaori Takahashi, with former Complexions dancers Lynn Barre and Miho Morinoue.

More Updates

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Back from the Big Island rehearsal with Miho Morinoue and Lynn Barre, both formerly of Complexions Dance Company, in preparation for the Semba-Endo collaboration on 3.6 and 3.13 (see below).

Stay tuned for Rhythm Summit CD release early summer!