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An evening of TSUGARU SHAMISEN and TAIKO

Friday, March 28th, 2014

An Evening of Tsugaru Shamisen and Taiko 20140402 updated

Innovative Taiko Artist KENNY ENDO joins forces with one of Japan’s TOP Tsugaru shamisen artists, HIROMITSU AGATSUMA
for a special evening of exciting collaboration and improvisation.  DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY to hear some awesome music in HONOLULU!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7:30 pm
Tokai University 9F Auditorium
2241 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, HI
FREE PARKING

Advance Sale Tickets available at: taikoarts.brownpapertickets.com
$18  general admission
$15  senior (62+), and current TCP students
$10  youth and college students with current ID
tickets available at http://taikoarts.brownpapertickets.com

For more information,
Tel: (808)737-7236,  taikoarts@gmail.com

Review of Kenny Endo & Hiromitsu Agatsuma concert in Japan Society, New York 2013
http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/kenny-endo-hiromitsu-agatsuma-japan-society-ny-ny-review

 

Taiko Classes start April 13

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Taiko Center of the Pacific spring session III public classes begins April 13 through June 2 (6 weeks). Taiko classes for all ages (starting at age 2) and all skill levels! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so at your earliest convenience to reserve your spot and save our classes!  Thank you!

Spring Session II:    March 2 – April 10

Spring Session III:  April 13 – June 2

KCC Registration:  734-9211, 734-9221, or 734-9889

TCP Registration for NEW Sunday Family Taiko and Taiko Tots classes:  737-7236

For general information, call:  737-7236  or email taikoclasses@gmail.com

TARANG Music Ensemble from Kolkatta India comes to US

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

with Guest Artist, Kenny Endo on TAIKO!
October 2014
Performances in Houston, Hawaii

Eastern Taiko Conference February 7-9

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Skidmore College hosts the 4th Annual Eastern Taiko Conference this year
February 7-9, 2014
with workshop leaders:
Kenny Endo, PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, Soh Daiko, Stuart Paton, Kaoru Watanabe, Isaku Kageyama, Mark Rooney, Raging Asian Women (RAW), Miles Endo, Kazuhiro Tsumura, and scholars Iris Shiraishi, Deborah Wong, Jennifer Matsue, Lei Bryant, Angela Ahigren and more
http://ectcskidmore2014.wordpress.com1

Looking forward to seeing you there!

KENNY ENDO TEDX TALK

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

In case you missed Kenny’s TEDX Talk at the Hawaii Theatre on November 16…..
here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_kenuBlJnA

And…..in case you missed Willow Chang’s interview with Kenny Endo on ThinkTech Hawaii-Hawaii’s Global Future on January 31, here it is:

Art of Life:
https://www.facebook.com/kenny.endo/posts/10203141333759371

TAIKO CENTER of the PACIFIC celebrates 20th Anniversary! Classes resume January 19th!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Kia
Taiko Center of the Pacific Spring Session I classes begin Sunday, January 19th for a 6-week course.  Taiko classes for all ages and all skill levels from TAIKO TOTS (ages 2 and 3), FAMILY TAIKO (parent/adult and child), TEENS TAIKO, and ADULTS !!! JOIN US in keeping the beat for generations to come!
Spring Session I classes will be held at Washington Middle School.

To register, please contact:  taikoarts@gmail.com or call:  737-7236

READ article in Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Newsletter:
http://www.hikimail.com/publish/hsfca/20131231/hsfcaenewsjanuary2014.pdf

Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe’s Convergence @ Joe’s Pub

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Kaoru Watanabe and Kenny Endo

 

Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe, both considered leading practitioners of their instruments, respectively the Japanese taiko drum and flutes, celebrate their CD Convergence, with guest artists Sumie Kaneko on koto and shamisen. Their music draws on Japanese theater and folk traditions with jazz and other improvisational genres to create a sound that is ancient with a modern edge.

Sunday, December 1
7:30pm
Joe’s Pub, New York
Tickets: $15
For further assistance please call 212.967.7555

Kenny Endo speaks at TedX Honolulu

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

 

Cultivating Community

Saturday, November 16, 2013

“In the spirit of ideas worth spreading”
Hawaii Theatre
10:30am – 6pm

Tickets available at Hawaii Theatre website

Kenny Endo cameo for TedX Honolulu on Friday, November 1, 2013
KITV Morning News 6:30 am
ABC Channel 5

SAN FRANCISCO TAIKO DOJO celebrates 45 years of TAIKO!!!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to Tanaka Seiichi Sensei and the

San Francisco Taiko Dojo on 45 years of TAIKO DRUMMING in the US!

CELEBRATION CONCERTS

November 9 (8 pm) and

November 10 (3 pm)

Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus

Tickets available here

“Classical & Contemporary Japanese Drumming” Concert on OLELO Ch 53

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The “Classical & Contemporary Japanese Drumming” concert on August 23, 2013  is available for viewing on public TV OLELO Channel 53 on the following dates and times:

November 5  (Tues)  8 am

November 7  (Thurs)  3 pm

November 15  (Fri)  11 am

November 20  (Wed)  6 pm

featuring:

Saburo Mochizuki, Yuu Ishizuka, Akiko Miura, Kenny Endo, Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble

Classical and Contemporary Taiko Concert August 23, 2013

Classical and Contemporary Taiko Concert August 23, 2013