2015 / Taiko concert to feature famous Tokyo troupe at Aratani Theatre, Nov. 6 & 7

LA Matsuri Taiko One Sound ConcertL.A. Matsuri Taiko, one of the oldest taiko group in Los Angeles, and Koshin Taiko in Venice will present “the One Sound Concert: L.A. Taiko Festival XIII” on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo.

Tickets are $35. For tickets, contact L.A. Matsuri Taiko at (909) 638-2456 or email LAMatsuriTaiko@yahoo.com

This year’s concert will feature Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, the world-renowned professional taiko ensemble from Tokyo. Their style is known for its lilting and rhythmic patterns, its highly refined sound, and the dynamic movement of the drummers.

Grand Master Seido Kobayashi will perform, along with other Oedo Sukeroku members, two different programs each day which will include classics, as well as more recent pieces that have never before been performed in the United States.

The Saturday concert will also feature Verdugo Woodland’s Kinome Daiko.

In addition to the concert, Oedo Sukeroku Taiko will be holding taiko workshops on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Venice Japanese Community Center. For more information, visit www.onesoundconcert.com