Makoto Taiko presents RISE!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

 

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Makoto Taiko presents RISE! - a powerful concert of Japanese drumming with Grammy Award-winning Taiko Master Koji Nakamura and guest artist Eien Hunter-Ishikawa.

 

With a foundation forged from intensive training with the renowned Taiko group Ondekoza, Koji Nakamura has helped craft Makoto Taiko into one of the largest and most diverse ensembles in the US.  The group continues to grow with members from all over the Los Angeles area. With an eye towards community connections, they appear year-round at an ever-expanding list of events and venues.  Performances here and in Japan showcase their unique interpretation of the art of Taiko, featuring both traditional and modern compositions.

 

Eien Hunter-Ishikawa is a member of the fearlessly innovative On Ensemble. A musician and global educator based in Portland, Oregon, he was born in Japan, where he developed an early passion for drumming specializing in drumset, Taiko, percussion, and shinobue. He’s performed at the North American Taiko Conference, Chico World Music Festival, Vancouver’s Powell Street Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Hawaii International Taiko Festival, Honolulu International Jazz Festival, and the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival.

 

Eien’s performances defy genre, having played with electro-acoustic groups, tsugaru shamisen and sho artists, African bands, bagpipe ensembles, and Rock/Reggae bands. He has also merged traditional Japanese music and Jazz via shakuhachi and vibraphone duets.

 

The ensemble of Makoto Taiko is dedicated to drumming as a means of expression to inspire players and audience members alike.  Uniting passion, precision, and spirit, we invite you to experience RISE!

 

For more information about Makoto Taiko, visit: makototaiko.org.

 

Makoto Taiko presents RISE!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

 

BUY TICKETS!

 

LIMITED TIME OFFER: 20% Early Purchase Discount is automatically applied at checkout.