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WORLD TAIKO GATHERING!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

July 17-20 Los Angeles
Workshops, Discussions, Performances, Concerts, and Community Building Activities
BE THERE!!!

http://worldtaikogathering.com

TAIKOZ!!!! Australia’s premier taiko ensemble

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

with special guest, KENNY ENDO

Sunday, July 6, 2014    4 pm

University of Hawai’i Orvis Auditorium

Tickets:  $15-$25

http://ewcarts.bpt.me   /  800-838-3006

Don’t miss this grande opportunity to see & feel Japanese taiko down under!

 

Kenny Endo on Taiko for The MIKADO

Monday, June 9th, 2014

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Kenny Endo will be part of Hawaii Opera Theatre’s latest production The MIKADO. “Set in Japan, this satire on English mores of the time weaves the two cultures seamlessly together with humorous lyrics and elaborate plot twists.” – HOT
PRE-Show performances by TCP 45 and 30 minutes before showtime in front of the Blasidell Concert Hall.

  • June 13, Friday, 8:00pm
  • June 14, Saturday, 8:00pm
  • June 15, Sunday, 4:00pm
  • June 20, Friday, 8:00pm
  • June 21, Saturday, 2:00pm
  • June 22, Sunday, 4:00pm

Tickets Price: $37-125
Buy Tickets:

  • Call the Box Office:
    (808) 596-7858 or 1-800-836-7372
  • Call the Main Office: (808) 596-7372
  • Or Buy Tickets Here: https://purchase-tickets-online.hawaiiopera.org/public/

You’ve never seen an OPERA quite like this!
with costumes by Anne Namba!

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
http://ectcskidmore2014.wordpress.com1

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

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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