Super Taiko Concert – this Saturday only, Little Tokyo

Super Taiko Concert – this Saturday only, Little Tokyo

TAIKO - Hiroyuki Hayashida


There is nothing quite like the sensation of intense and forceful drumming, plus the mesmeric heat of complicated rhythms, as it reverberates within the depths of your heart and soul. You can experience this phenomenon first hand at the Super Taiko Concert, happening on Saturday March 5, 2011 at 2pm at the world-famous JACCC plaza.

Report by Pauline Adamek

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) is proud to present two of Japan”™s most critically acclaimed taiko soloists and former members of KODO, Hiroyuki Hayashida and Shuichi Hidano. The pair will be joined by taiko phenomenon Jun Takada to make up a super taiko trio.

The Taiko Center of LA Ensemble, under the direction of Rev. Tom Kurai, will open for this high-octane performance, being held at the plaza designed by acclaimed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi.

The Super Taiko Concert promises to be the taiko event that you will never forget!
Internationally renowned Hiroyuki Hayashida has performed throughout the world and is known for his unique shouldering taiko called the katsugi oke daiko. Shuichi Hidano has earned the reputation of versatility and creativity, and is the first Japanese performed to ever appear consecutively at the closing ceremonies of the World Cup, in 1998 and 2002. Jun Takada, the third member of Super Taiko, began playing taiko at the age of eight, started his professional taiko career with a tour that opened in 1998.

The Taiko Center of LA Ensemble, under the direction of Rev. Tom Kurai, will open for this high-octane performance.

The Super Taiko Concert on Saturday, March 5, 2011, promises to be the taiko event of the year.

Don”™t miss the chance to experience the magnificent energy of these super taiko players performing live and in the open air!

This Super Taiko event is made possible by support from The Japan Foundation, in Los Angeles; REMO and the Montebello Sozenji Buddhist Temple as well as the County of Los Angeles through the County Arts Commission.

Super Taiko


244 S. San Pedro Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Saturday March 5, 2011 at 2pm


$20.00 Presale
$25.00 at the door
$18.00 JACCC Members (yay!)

Box Office:

Purchase tickets here or call (213) 680-3700.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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