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Rhythm Summit In Concert Sunday 4.3.2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Jazz, traditional Japanese drumming, and hints of exotica.
Rhythm Summit features:
Kenny Endo (taiko, bamboo flute),
Noel Okimoto (drum set, vibraphones) and
Dean Taba (bass, kalimba)
Star Advertiser called Rhythm Summit’s CD “one of the year’s (2010) landmark local releases.”
Don’t miss Rhythm Summit!
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TCP Fellowship App Deadline – April 2

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Interested to study taiko in Hawaii with Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP)? TCP offers a one-year fellowship to a taiko practitioner with
free classes for one year and other opportunities to study, perform, and travel.
Applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2011. For more info, visit:

FLASH! Performance by Kenny Endo & Kabuki musician Kashiwa Senjiro

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011 1 pm
Impromptu Performance/Demonstration by Kabuki musician/UH Artist-in-Residence Kashiwa Senjiro (aka “Yutaka”) and Kenny Endo
University of Hawaii’s Kennedy Theatre
Presented by UH Department of Theatre & Dance

Kenny originally met Senjiro at a Kabuki performance when he lived in Japan in the 80s. Senjiro is a graduate of the National Theater Kabuki School and has worked full time as a percussionist for Kikugoro Gekidan, the official company of the Grand Kabuki , for the past 30 years. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness a traditional/contemporary fusion of Japanese drumming styles!

Taiko & Jazz ~ Sunday 4.3.11 4 pm

Monday, March 7th, 2011

RHYTHM SUMMIT in Concert !!!
World Class Musicians Kenny Endo (taiko), Noel Okimoto (drumset, vibraphones), and Dean Taba (bass, kalimba) reunite for an afternoon concert at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Doris Duke Theatre on Sunday April 3, 2011 at 4 pm
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KETE at Ala Moana Center Stage Saturday 3.5

Friday, March 4th, 2011

See KETE perform at Ala Moana Center Stage THIS SATURDAY 3.5.11
at 12 noon and
MEET the 2011 Cherry Blossom Queen Contestants!