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Zenshin Daiko's 20th Annual Taiko Festival

TF2018 Thanks

Saturday, June 22, 2019; Castle Theater; 7:00 pm

Tickets: $25/adults, $12 kids 12 and under (plus applicable fees)  

Zenshin Daiko's 20th annual taiko festival concert North American taiko pioneers Roy and PJ Hirabayashi from San Jose and musican/taiko artist Eien Hunter-Ishikawa based in Portland, Oregon.

Zenshin Daiko is a nonprofit organization is dedicated to teaching taiko to children and sharing it with the community and has grown from a small, local taiko group to one that has achieved national and international recognition.

Zenshin Daiko has performed at cultural and community events all over Maui and the neighbor islands, as well as in California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada, and Japan. Since forming in 1999, ZD has had over 50 performances a year and had its 1,000th gig this past January!

Zenshin Daiko is a non-profit corporation dedicated to teaching taiko to children and sharing it with the community. Since forming in 1999 Zenshin Daiko has performed in over 900 cultural and community events all over Maui and the neighbor islands. Zenshin Daiko has also performed in Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada and Japan.

Roy and PJ Hirabayashi, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of San Jose Taiko (SJT) recently celebrated 45 years of playing taiko. For their years of community-building through SJT, they were awarded the 2011 National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor in folk and traditional arts.

Eien Hunter-Ishikawa is a musician, educator, and composer based in Portland, Oregon specializing in taiko, percussion, and shinobue. He has performed with a wide range of artists including the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble, Kenny Endo, Tiger Okoshi, John Kaizan Neptune, On Ensemble, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, Kyosuke Suzuki, Colleen Lanki, Bruce Huebner, and TaikoArts Midwest.