Koto concert & Art of Taiko upcoming events at Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre

Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre is presenting a Koto Concert and Art of Taiko.
July 26th and July 30th.

From the press release and website: http://www.nikkeiplace.org/upcoming-events/

The Japanese Canadian National Museum
Koto Concert – Chikako Kanehisa, a benefit concert for the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
Sunday, July 26, 2009, 3pm


Chikako Kanehisa from Japan will perform a concert to help raise funds
for National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. This will be a
captivating concert of traditional as well as contemporary and
improvisational music. A special guest musician will also perform.
Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors & students. Register by phone (604)
777-7000 or by e-mail


Place Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am-5pm at 6688 Southoaks
Cres, Burnaby (Kingsway at Sperling). For more information, call
604-777-7000 or visit

The second event is a taiko demonstration/lecture with
Kenny Endo. I don't have an image, but I do have a press release for
this event which I have also attached. The description is below:

National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre
The Art of Taiko with Kenny Endo – lecture/demonstration

Thursday, July 30, 2-4pm, 2009
Kenny Endo

Photo credit: Raymond Yuen

Endo will perform and speak about the traditions of taiko as well as
demonstrate his original work for this ancient instrument. He’ll
explain about the instruments, show how taiko is learned and
performance pieces are memorized. The historical and cultural context
of taiko will be discussed. The odaiko (large drum), taiko set,
tsuzumi, fue (bamboo flute) and various traditional percussion
instruments will be featured. Minimum donation of $10 per person.
Please register by phone 604.777.7000 or email


For more information please call Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby 604-777-7000


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