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UNCOMMON TIME in San Francisco August 3

July 28th, 2014

Recording for kaDon in Shasta right now…
but heading to the Bay Area soon for
the UNCOMMON TIME performance at the Esplanade,
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
773 Mission Street, San Francisco
Sunday, August 3 1 pm
FREE
http://ybgfestival.org/event/uncommon-time/
Come and enjoy the music featuring
Kenny Endo, Abhijit Banerjee (tabla from Kolkatta India), and John Santos (Afro-Carribbean drums and percussion)

ShastaYama!

July 26th, 2014

Here we are in beautiful Mt Shasta getting ready to perform for SHASTAYAMA!
6 pm at Shastice Park
TONIGHT!!!! Saturday, July 26, 2014
Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and
The San Francisco Taiko Dojo
Russel Baba, Jeanne Mercer and
Shasta Taiko
Masato Baba
Michelle Fujii
Toru Watanabe
Shoji Kameda
Courtney Deguchi
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble
http://shastayama.org/Public/HomePage

WORLD TAIKO GATHERING!

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

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

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!

“HANAYUI” from Sado Island

April 4th, 2014

Hanayui Concert Flyers v5 Letter

Japanese and Okinawan TAIKO, SONG, DANCE
Saturday, May 31, 2014   8 pm
University of Hawaii’s Orvis Auditorium
2411 Dole Street, Honolulu

A spin-off unit of the world famous taiko group, KODO, Hanayui is a delightful performing troupe from Sado island, JAPAN.

Also featuring
Grant Sandaa Murata and Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai,
and
Kenny Endo’s Taiko Center of the Pacific

Advanced PRESALE tickets:
$25  general admission
$20  seniors, military, JCCH members, current TCP students
$15  current college students with ID, youth to age 17

Tickets at the door:  (one hour before show time)
$15 – $30
Tickets available online at http://taikoarts.brownpapertickets.com

Presented by Taiko Arts Center and the University of Hawaii Manoa Department of Music
Supported in part by the Consulate General of Japan Hawaii and the Japan Foundation Los Angeles

 

ALSO…

SPECIAL  HANAYUI WORKSHOP!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014   1-3:30 pm

Washington Middle School Cafeteria

All skill levels WELCOME!!!  Adults $40;  Youth to age 17 $30

Registration:  taikoclasses@gmail.com    OR    call 808-737-7236

An evening of TSUGARU SHAMISEN and TAIKO

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

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

Special One-Day Only Taiko Workshop

February 12th, 2014

Marco Lienhard TCP 2014

Special!!! WORKSHOP with guest artist Marco Lienhard
Leader of TAIKOZA in New York City and former member of the famed ONDEKOZA!
One Day ONLY 2-hour workshop on PRESIDENTS’ DAY Holiday

Monday, February 17, 2014   2:15 – 4:15 pm
Cost: $35
Washington Middle School
Register at: taikoarts@gmail.com OR call: 737-7236

TARANG Music Ensemble from Kolkatta India comes to US

February 6th, 2014

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