March 11: Good in Gardena concert

LA-based, contemporary taiko group, On Ensemble, presents an afternoon of food and music on Sunday, March 11 from 12:00 noon at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

At noon, a meet-the-performers lunch features local, vegetarian food and music by top-ranked tsugaru shamisen player, Suwada Seijyuro.

At 1:15 pm, enthusiastic slant drummers convene for the southern California debut of the Matsuri Crashers Battle, with audience voting!  The events culminate in a 2 pm concert featuring On Ensemble repertoire alongside selections from the Kabuki musical repertoire.

Held on the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the concert debuts “9.0” for taiko and oboe, dedicated to musicians in Sendai, Japan.

Tickets are $25 and are available at OnEnsemble.org.

$5 discount for cyclists and indoor bike valet.

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