BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4686@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140718T000000Z DTEND:20140719T000000Z DESCRIPTION:TAIKOPROJECT is pleased to present the 2014 World Taiko Gatheri ng\, the first-ever convening of taiko groups from all over the world\, s cheduled for July 18-20\, 2014. Presented by TAIKOPROJECT in association with the Japanese American Cultural &amp\; Community Center\, the Japanes e American National Museum\, and the Southern California Taiko Community\, the 2014 World Taiko Gathering is expected to bring together over 500 pa rticipants from taiko groups throughout the U.S.\, Canada\, Mexico\, Euro pe\, Asia\, South America\, and Australia. Activities will include three days of workshops\, discussion sessions\, taiko performances\, and commun ity-building activities. \n \n Dozens of taiko workshops will be offered by the top instructors and taiko artists from all over the world for taik o drummers of all skill levels and interests. Attendees will have access to the Taiko Marketplace\, with drums and equipment from the finest Japan ese and American taiko makers and artisans. There will be free noon-time taiko performances on each day of the World Taiko Gathering\, as well as a free community taiko concert on the JACCC Plaza\, and a global taiko co ncert at the Japan America Theatre\, featuring premiere taiko ensembles f rom all over the world sharing one stage for the very first time. \n \n &ldquo\;This is one of the most exciting events we have ever worked on\,&r dquo\; said Project Coordinator Masato Baba\, &ldquo\;It will be the firs t time so many taiko players from not just North America\, but from all o ver the world\, will be together in one place. The world-wide taiko commu nity is coming together here in Los Angeles. It&rsquo\;s going to be amaz ing...and loud.&rdquo\; \n \n Visit <a href="http://worldtaikogathering.c om">worldtaikogathering.com</a> for ticket information and event schedule. \n\n<strong>For more information about this event and others\, please visi t the Japanese American National Museum's events page: <a href="http://www .janm.org/events/2014/07/#19">http://www.janm.org/events/2014/07/#19</a> < /strong> SUMMARY:2014 World Taiko Gathering URL:/en/events/2014/07/18/2014-world-taiko-gathering/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR