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“TEN TEN” Kenny Endo’s 40th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, October 10th, 2015


Kenny Endo brings TEN TEN, to the Hawaii Theatre in celebration of his 40th year of taiko drumming, featuring musicians from the US and Japan. Endo is one of the leading artists in contemporary percussion and rhythm. He is the vanguard of the taiko genre, continuing to pave new paths in this Japanese style drumming even after 40 years as a career taiko player. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Endo is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

Special guests include:

Kenny Endo & Friends
Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru Shamisen, Tokyo)
Hitoshi Hamada (Vibraphone, Tokyo)
Kaoru Watanabe (Bamboo Flutes, New York)
Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar)
Noel Okimoto (Drums, Vibraphone, Marimba)
Dean Taba (Bass)
Todd Yukumoto (Saxophone, Flute)
Yi Chieh Lai (Guzheng: Chinese Zither)
Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble of Honolulu
Taiko Center of the Pacific Youth Group

TAIKO Drum and Dance at Kennedy Theatre

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Coming soon to University of Hawaii’s Kennedy Theatre!

Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble collaborates with the UH Dance Program to present a unique performance of taiko and dance pieces. Premiering two new compositions by Kenny Endo (“Midnight Moon”) and Derek Nakamoto (“Threads of Aspirations”), the performance also features pieces by Chizuko Endo, Kirstin Pauka, and Hiroshi Tanaka with choreography by UH Dance Faculty.

February 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 8 pm, and Sunday February 17 at 2 pm.

Don’t miss this special collaboration!