BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4625@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140523T000000Z DTEND:20140523T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Japanese American National Museum</strong> and\n <stron g>Kodo Arts Sphere America</strong> present \n \n <strong>Kenny Endo</stro ng> and <strong>Kaoru Watanabe</strong> \, both considered leading practi tioners of the Japanese taiko drums and flutes\, combine Japanese theater and folk traditions with jazz and other improvisational genres to create a sound that is ancient with a modern edge. \n \n <strong>KENNY ENDO</str ong> One of the leading personas in contemporary percussion and rhythm\, K enny Endo is at the vanguard of the taiko genre\, continuing to carve new territory in this Japanese style of drumming. A performer\, composer\, a nd teacher\, he has received numerous awards and accolades. Kenny is a c onsummate artist\, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced by his background in World Music and by collaborations with musicians from arou nd the globe. Website: <a href="http://www.kennyendo.com" target="_blank"> www.kennyendo.com</a>. \n \n <strong>KAORU WATANABE</strong> A New York ba sed composer\, educator and practitioner of various Japanese bamboo flute s and the taiko drum\, Kaoru has performed with a diverse array of artist s from jazz pianist Jason Moran to Japanese National Living Treasure Band o Tamasaburo. He was a performing member and artistic director of the ico nic Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo for close to a decade. \n \n \n <strong> TICKETS</strong> \n General Admission: $15\n JANM Members: $10\n\n Tickets will be by will-call only. Please bring a valid ID to claim ticket(s). F or JANM members purchasing at special rate\, valid membership card requir ed per discounted ticket. Discount is non-transferable. Contact membereve nts@janm.org if you need a new JANM Member Card printed. \n \n <strong>LO CATION</strong> \n Performance will take place in the Tateuchi Democracy F orum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (NCPD)(glas s building across courtyard from main Museum building). \n \n <strong>PAR KING &amp\; DIRECTIONS</strong> \n Please visit our <a href="http://www.ja nm.org/visit/map/" target="_blank">website</a> for parking and driving dir ections. \n \n <a href="/en/interviews/profiles/43/" target="_blank">Read about Kenny Endo on Discover Nikkei&gt\;&gt\;</a>\n<strong></strong>\n<st rong>For more up-to-date information about this event\, please visit the J apanese American National Museums' events page: </strong> <a href="http:// www.janm.org/events/2014/05/#23" target="_blank">http://www.janm.org/event s/2014/05/#23</a> SUMMARY:Convergence with Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe URL:/en/events/2014/05/23/convergence-with-kenny-endo-and-kaoru-watanabe/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR