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“HANAYUI” from Sado Island

April 4th, 2014

Hanayui in Concert v3 ns

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

An off-shoot 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,
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


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

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

For more information,
Tel: (808)737-7236,

Review of Kenny Endo & Hiromitsu Agatsuma concert in Japan Society, New York 2013


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

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: 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

Eastern Taiko Conference February 7-9

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!


February 1st, 2014

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

And… 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:

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

January 7th, 2014

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: or call:  737-7236

READ article in Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Newsletter:

Happy New Year!

January 3rd, 2014

Ala Moana Fukubukuro 2014 Sunrise performance at Makapuu 2014  Sunrise at Makapuu 2014

Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific welcome the New Year with lots of great energy! Here are some highlights from our New Year’s Day performance at Makapuu Light House Trail Sunrise ceremony and Ala Moana Fukubukuro 2014.

Upcoming Events
January 5 and January 12 9 am – 6 pm
Drum Reskinning at KCC “Chapel”
Volunteers needed!!!
January 19 – TAIKO CENTER of the PACIFIC classes resume
For Registration, contact:
or call 737-7236
TAIKO TOTS classes resume in February

Last Performance of 2013!!! Ready to bring in the New Year!

January 1st, 2014

New Year's Eve 2013-12 -31

THANK YOU ALL for you love and support in 2013.


Please JOIN US in CELEBRATING the NEW YEAR on January 1, 2014 at:

7:09 am Special New Year’s Day Sunrise Ceremony at Makapuu Lighthouse (Gates open at 6 am)
9 am Royal Hawaiian Center
10 am Ala Moana Center Stage  (Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific)
11 am  Ala Moana Center Stage  (Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko Ensemble)

Sundays January 5 and January 12
9 am – 6 pm Drum Reskinning (at the chapel)
Volunteers needed!!!!