Hongo Taiko School’s L.A. Matsuri Taiko and Venice Koshin Taiko present “One Sound Concert: Taiko Festival XII” on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6:00 pm at Aratani /Japan America Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Tickets are $20. For tickets, visit the website: http://jaccc.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=598629
“One Sound Concert” will be a celebration of the 40th anniversary since Sensei Etsuo Hongo brought his taiko style to the United States.
Hongo’s style is described as one with powerful sounds, various challenges in techniques, exciting movement and visual presentation like no other.
His style is still unique and eye-opening today, as it has been since its inception.
Hongo’s teachings include not only the technical aspects of taiko, but the discipline, etiquette and spirit of the drum which are equally important elements of learning taiko.
“One Sound Concert” will also be featuring a special guest artist Mizuho Zako, a female leading taiko player from the internationally renowned Oedo Sukeroku Taiko.
Mizuho Zako has been with Oedo Sukeroku Taiko for over fifteen years and continues to perform with the group in Japan and worldwide.
Ms. Zako is best known for her tenacious Yodan-uchi solo featuring her signature cartwheel moves. With her strong and graceful movements, her presence adds brilliance to the concert.
Ms. Zako will also offer a few workshops on the following day.
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