BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3810@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120728T000000Z DTEND:20120728T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-family: Arial\; color: #000000\; font-size: x -small\;">\n<span style="font-family: Arial\; color: #000000\; font-size: x-small\;">\n<span style="font-size: medium\;"><strong>HO&nbsp\;ETSU&nbsp\ ;TAIKO&nbsp\;</strong>presents<strong>&nbsp\;'HANABI' | Celebrating 15 Yea rs of Ho Etsu Taiko</strong>\n<strong>July 28\, 2012</strong>\n<strong>TWO SHOWS | 2-4pm and 7-9pm</strong>\n<strong>University of Chicago's Logan C enter for the Arts</strong>\n<strong>915 E 60th St. 60637</strong>\n\nHo E tsu Taiko brings a passionate energy and lively spirit to the rich traditi on of taiko drumming. Ho Etsu means 'a way to spread joy'\, and this idea centers our philosophy. We bring a bright\, energizing sound to the stage to infuse taiko's cultural legacy with new vitality\, bridging the traditi on through fresh experiences and influences.&nbsp\;Ho Etsu formed in 1997 at the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood . The original Midwest Buddhist Temple taiko group was the first ensemble in Chicago\, born in the 1970s during the earliest wave of Japanese-Americ an taiko. From these deep roots\, Ho Etsu blossomed into one of the most d ynamic and exciting taiko ensembles in the city.\n\nThis July\, Ho Etsu Ta iko invites you to help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary. &nbsp\;Appropri ately named HANABI ('fireworks')\, this concert will introduce you to our explosive sound and striking compositions. &nbsp\;In addition\, we are als o very excited to be joined on stage by one of our earliest mentors - Kiyo shi Nagata - and his Toronto-based professional taiko and music ensemble\, Nagata Shachu.\n\nHo Etsu finds great joy in learning\, studying and perf orming taiko and we can't wait to share our passion with you. Please join us on July 28th at 2:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM as we commemorate our 15th anniversary!\n\nFor tickets\, please&nbsp\;<a title="http://www.brownpape rtickets.com/event/244275" href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/24 4275" target="_blank">follow this link</a>.\nFor more info on HO ETSU TAIK O\, check out&nbsp\;<a title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MiA7vPAquw" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MiA7vPAquw" target="_blank">Our Shor t Film</a>&nbsp\;|&nbsp\;<a title="http://www.hoetsu.com/" href="http://ww w.hoetsu.com/" target="_blank">Our Website</a>&nbsp\;|&nbsp\;<a title="htt p://www.facebook.com/hoetsutaiko" href="http://www.facebook.com/hoetsutaik o" target="_blank">Our&nbsp\;Facebook</a>.\nFor more info on our friends N AGATA SHACHU\, check out&nbsp\;<a title="http://www.nagatashachu.com/" hre f="http://www.nagatashachu.com/" target="_blank">their website</a>&nbsp\;a nd&nbsp\;<a title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwIo4SfCHMg" href="http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwIo4SfCHMg" target="_blank">their promo video</ a>. SUMMARY:HO ETSU TAIKO presents 'HANABI' | Celebrating 15 Years of Ho Etsu T aiko URL:/en/events/2012/07/28/ho-etsu-taiko-presents-hanabi-celebrating-15-y/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR