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Archive for January, 2012


Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Had an amazing week working with Abhijit Banerjee and John Santos on the “Uncommon Time: Taiko, Tabla, and Timbal” project at Leeward Community College. Thank you Karen Fischer and Chizuko for making it happen. Thank you Joe Patti for trusting us and giving us the time and space. Abhijit and John are both amazing and talented artists. The time shared was both challenging and rewarding and was just the beginning. Next up for “Uncommon Time” is Soka University in SoCal (a then the Fall Tours.

A day after the “Uncommon Time” performanc at LCC,Kenny Endo is DOWN UNDER in Australia with Taikoz! Looking forward to an exciting collaboration on Tuesday then the Taiko Intensive.


Friday, January 13th, 2012

Hear the rumble……
The TAIKO, TABLA, and TIMBAL project is here now!
Kenny Endo (taiko, Honolulu)
Abhijit Banerjee (tabla, Kolkatta India)
John Santos (Latin Percussion, San Francisco)
come together to premier new music for these culturally diverse instruments and cultures.

Thursday, 1.19.2012 10:30 am FREE!
“Uncommon Time” Talk/Demonstration
Leeward Community College Theatre
Suggested $1 donation

Friday 1.20.2012 8 pm
“Uncommon Time” CONCERT
Leeward Community College Theatre

Sample of Kenny Endo with Abhijit Banerjee:

Friday the 13th

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Catch Kenny Endo in interview with Chris Vandercook on Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation!”
Friday the 13th 8:30 am
KHPR 88.1 or KIPO 89.3

John Santos arriving in the islands on Sunday!
Abhijit Banerjee arriving in the islands from Kolkatta, INDIA!
“Uncommon Time: Taiko, Tabla, and Timbal’
January 19, 2012 10:30 AM (NOTE: TIME CHANGE)
FREE Talk/Demo with the Artists at LCC Theatre
See below.

Reservations for Talk/Demo:

1.20.2012 8 PM “Uncommon Time”
CONCERT at LCC Theatre (Fee)
Tickets: Tickets:


Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Due to renovations at the KCC chapel, Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP) public classes will resume in February 2012. Please check back on January 17 for the spring schedule. Registration is scheduled to begin on January 23. Please check back on January 17 at:


Monday, January 2nd, 2012

AKEMASITE OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU!!! 今年もどうぞよろしくおねがいいたします! 
Here’s hoping 2012 is better than 2011 and may 2012 be the BEST YEAR EVER!

New Year’s Day in Honolulu was a long one for us……fireworks at midnite (considerably toned down from years past). Then a 7:30 AM performance at DFS in Waikiki and a 2 hour performance at Ala Moana Center Stage with special guests Todd Yukumoto, and Ryoko Oka. A great way to start off the new year!

KETE at Ala Moana on New Years day 1.1.2012

January 2 (Mon) 6 pm KZOO radio (AM 1200), broadcasting live from Shirokiya at
Ala Moana Center – Interview with Kenny Endo

TTT Project – Uncommon Time: Taiko, Tabla, and Timba COMING January 20 to LCC!
featuring: Kenny Endo, Abhijit Banerjee, John Santos
Get your tickets early!