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Archive for April, 2011

Tokyo concerts were amazing!

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Thank you all for coming out! Back to US shortly for Eisa Festival on 5.14.
Support Taiko Arts Center with their DELICIOUS Strawberry Mochi Fundraiser. For an order form, visit:


Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Taiko Arts Center is selling Strawberry Mochi (イチゴ大福)and Assorted Mochi Manju from the Big Island’s famous Two Ladies Kitchen! Place your PRE-Orders by this Friday, April 29th for pick up on Saturday May 14. Click here for the Order Form2 Ladies Kitchen Mochi *Order Form
Or purchase it at the KCC Cafeteria during the Eisa Festival on 5.14.11 from 6-9 pm!
All proceeds support Taiko Arts Center activities including educational outreach, workshops, creation of new work, and more!

Kenny Endo in TOKYO

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Sunday 4.23.2011 12 noon
Hawaiian Breeze & Edo no Kaze
Kenny Endo guests with Oedo Sukeroku Taiko
Shibuya’s OWEST

Saturday 4.30.2011 7:30 pm
Mitsudomoe-Mind, Body, and Spirit
Kenny Endo & Friends IN CONCERT
Senba Kiyohiko (仙波清彦drumset, taiko, percussion), Hamada Hitoshi (浜田均vibraphones), Suzuki Kyosuke (鈴木恭介bamboo flutes, taiko), Takahashi Kaori (高橋香織electric violin)
Minami Aoyama’s Mandala

Kenny Endo IN CONCERT at Minami Aoyama's Mandala

Sunday April 10

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Friday April 8th’s “A Prayer for Japan” was a great success. An awesome performance by Jake Shimabukuro and the FIRST TIME impromptu performance by Jake, Kenny, and Todd Yukumoto was a first-time one-and-only collaborative piece! Hope to do more in the future. Thank you to all for your generous and heartfelt donations in support of the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. All proceeds will be donated to the Japan Red Cross.

Sunday April 10 Kokua for Japan
Kenny Endo will perform on Oceanic broadcast only per event changes.

2:30 pm The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo
a FREE lecture/demonstration
Kaneohe Public Library

“Art of Taiko” with Kenny Endo – Sun 4.10.2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:30 pm
Kaneohe Public Library
From the sound of water to the spirited beat of a Tokyo festival, the taiko can express a myriad of sounds and emotions. Come learn about the “art of taiko” with Kenny Endo!

A Prayer for Japan & Kokua for Japan

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Friday – April 8 “A Prayer for Japan” – a benefit for the Japan Red Cross
6-9 pm
Unity Church
108 Sun Salutations (yoga and taiko)
Performances by Kenny Endo, Jake Shimabukuro
4.8.2011 PFJ-poster

Sunday – April 10 “Kokua for Japan” – a benefit for the American Red Cross
12 noon – 5 pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Cecilio & Kapono, Willie Nelson, Jake Shimabukuro, Brothers Cazimero, Amy Hanaialii, Kalapana, Na Leo, John Cruz, and many others
Kenny Endo will perform on broadcast only per event change.