Japanese Taiko Concert, Featuring Ho Etsu Taiko

This high-energy concert will kick off NIU’s celebration for the World Music Festival this year. Ho Etsu Taiko is a collective of musicians with a fresh take on the art of Japanese drumming. Their music blends the culture of Japanese-American taiko with influences that celebrate the diversity of their ensemble. Ho Etsu Taiko will collaborate with NIU musicians to showcase the depth and breadth of taiko music.

Sponsorship: Asian American Resource Center, Asian American Certificate Program, School of Music 

Funding for this event was made possible through the Asian American Resource Center.

 

EI JA NAI KA  /  YOROSHIKU

composed by: Anabel Hirano; lyrics: PJ Hirabayashi, Yoko Fujimoto, Anabel Hirano, Emily Harada

SHISHI ODOSHI

composed by: Ho Etsu Taiko

POSTON

composed by: Emily Harada & Yvonne Harada; lyrics: Emily Harada & Jamie Eyster

NAMI

composed by: Ryan Toguri

ROTATIONS

composed by: Jason Matsumoto

SPIRIT SONG

composed by: Tiana Pyer-Pereira, Alexa Tang & Anabel Hirano; lyrics: Tiana Pyer-Pereira

UNTITLED

composed by: Emily Harada & Jason Matsumoto

PARALLAX

composed by: Masato Baba, Shoji Kameda, Jason Matsumoto & Ryan Toguri, lyrics: Tiana Pyer-Pereira

Also available on live webcast.

Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115