Kenny Endo's 45 Years of Taiko

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Apr 20222

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage North
2700 F St NW
Washington, 20566
United States

Kenny Endo in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival

World-class artist Kenny Endo celebrates 45 years in taiko, his adventurous spirit at the vanguard of the genre. As a jazz percussionist and early innovator in Japanese taiko, he was the first non-Japanese national honored with a natori (stage name & master’s license) in classical Japanese drumming. With roots firmly grounded in tradition, he takes taiko in new directions by incorporating influences like funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban & Hawaiian, as he leads his ensemble –drums, vibes, ‘ukulele, flute, strings (koto, shamisen) -- in performances that are nuanced, evocative, brilliant! 

Visit the Kenny Endo website to learn more.

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