Rhythmic Relations 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022 – 7:30 pm, Aratani Theatre
TAIKOPROJECT returns to Little Tokyo for their annual Rhythmic Relations home concert as 50 drummers of all ages perform on a wide array of taiko drums.
Featuring TAIKOPROJECT along with sister groups Bombu Taiko and Kitsune Taiko, the evening will feature a mix of traditional and modern styles and compositions, blending taiko with koto (Japanese zither), guitar, bass, vocals, marimba, shinobue (bamboo flute), dynamic choreography, and dance.
The first guest artist will be guitarist Glenn Suravech. Glenn, a long-time collaborator with TAIKOPROJECT and recording engineer for all three of their albums, returns to the stage for a special rendition of a classic Visiting Violette song.
Miiko Watanabe will be the first bass guest artist ever, so come on out to see what she brings to the concert.
Glenn Suravech is an audio engineer, music producer and guitarist for the pop band Visiting Violette. He has worked on projects with David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper and T-Bone Burnett. He has also worked with several Asian American artists and producers including TAIKOPROJECT, Cynthia Lin, Shin Kawasaki, Chucky Kim, Hollis, Priska and DANakaDAN.
Miiko Watanabe is a native Angeleno and has been playing music on the LA scene and the world stage with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers), Moris Tepper (Captain Beefheart), Tracy Thielen and the Hindenburg Ground Crew, and Tracy Chapman.