Spotlight on Taiko (Japanese Drums)


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Zoom Meeting

When: Sep 13 2020 - 2:00pm until Sep 13 2020 - 3:00pm
Where: Zoom Meeting

Please join the East-West Center for the first program in its

EWC Gallery Sunday Spotlight Series!

Spotlight on Taiko (Japanese Drums) features Kenny Endo, composer/performer and EWC alumnus. Kenny will share information and insights about the art of taiko, highlighting instruments in the EWC exhibition, cultural contexts, and the confluence of tradition and innovation, including performance excerpts and demonstration.

Attendance is free but registration is required.



The East-West Center Arts Program presents its online "Sunday Spotlight" series from August through December 2020.

Due to COVID-19, the EWC Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. A series of online programs will be offered in conjunction with the current exhibition "Musical Instruments: Sounds of the Asia Pacific," which has been extended through December 20, 2020. The exhibition features Asia Pacific musical instruments from the Ethnomusicology Instrument Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Music Department. 

About twice a month, programs will be presented on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (Hawaiʻi Standard Time) via Zoom. Programming will include "spotlight" conversations and musical demonstrations by Hawaiʻi-based artists, illustrated talks, panel discussions, and an instrument-making workshop for families, culminating in a live-streamed performance event in honor of Professor Emerita Barbara B. Smith on December 20.