So I missed the TAIKOPROJECT event on Friday. But no problem. This in from PG reader, Toni D. Thanks!
Remember the taiko drumming group in this popular Mitsubishi commercial from 2006?
That’s TAIKOPROJECT, and they’re in Philly for only one night this week!!!
“This ain’t your mama’s taiko, but it may be your hip, younger cousin’s” says L.A. Weekly of TAIKOPROJECT, the premiere group of drummers who blend storytelling, video, hip hop, and world rhythms to create a uniquely American take on the Japanese art of taiko. Filled with contemporized tradition, striking music, and energetic movement, this high-action ensemble incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to deliver an entertaining, power-packed performance. Think of it as the taiko version of Stomp!
Founded in 2000 by Bryan Yamami with the concept of bringing together the best young generation of taiko players in North America, TAIKOPROJECT has appeared on films and TV, has toured with wide acclaim nationally and internationally, and has the distinction of being the only American taiko group to win First Place in the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest and to be featured on the Academy Awards!
Presented by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with Kyo Daiko. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network’s Performance Residency Program.
Friday, March 6th @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Use “NETWORK” code to get $2 – $4 discounts off your tickets online!
For more information on the event, check out the Facebook page.