BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20200724T000000Z DTEND:20200724T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Fifteen years after its initial release as part of the groundbr eaking exhibition at JANM\,&nbsp\;<em><strong><a href=" /exhibits/bigdrum">Big Drum: Taiko in the United States</a></strong></em>& nbsp\;will be available online starting Friday\, July 17\, as part of the JANM Digital Film Festival! Featuring America&rsquo\;s pioneering taiko fi gures\, this film documents the development of American taiko and includes interviews and footage of drum-making and performances that reflect the o ngoing transformation and diversification of this exciting performing art. \n\nGroup taiko performance only developed in post-war Japan and the Unite d States and Japanese Americans played a major role in its growing popular ity. With few models to follow\, the original three Nikkei groups in San F rancisco\, Los Angeles\, and San Jose built their own drums\, created thei r costumes\, and wrote their own music. The result was the original three groups in 1973 grew to over 250 groups throughout North America. In 2005\, the exhibition\,&nbsp\;<em>Big Drum: Taiko in the United States</em>\, ex plored the growing phenomenon of taiko (Japanese drum) ensemble performanc es through the use of several media presentations\, historic photographs\, artifacts\, and interactive activities.\n\n<strong><a href="https://www.y" target="_blank">WATCH THE FILM ON YOUTUBE< /a></strong>\n<strong><a href=" blications/products/big-drum-taiko-in-the-united-states-dvd" target="_blan k"></a></strong>\n<strong><a href=" m-publications/products/big-drum-taiko-in-the-united-states-dvd" target="_ blank">The documentary is also available on DVD at the JANM Store.</a></st rong>&nbsp\;The DVD also features extras\, including historical footage an d excerpts from the documentary&nbsp\;<em>Taiko: The Music of the Japanese Drums</em>&nbsp\;(1977).\n\n<strong>15th Anniversary Virtual Celebration< /strong>\n\nTune in for a 15th anniversary celebration of the film\,&nbsp\ ;<em>Big Drum: Taiko in the United States</em>\, and conversation with cur ator&nbsp\;<strong>Sojin Kim</strong>&nbsp\;and featured performers&nbsp\; <strong>Kenny Endo</strong><strong>&nbsp\;(Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble)\,</s trong>&nbsp\;<strong>Kay Fukumoto</strong>&nbsp\;(Maui Taiko)\, <strong>Te ddy Yoshikami</strong> (Soh Daiko)\, <strong>PJ Hirabayashi</strong> (Arti stic Director Emeritus\, San Jose Taiko)\,&nbsp\;and more!&nbsp\;\n\nBe su re to watch the film first\, then join us for the Q&amp\;A which will be s treamed live on&nbsp\;JANM&rsquo\;s YouTube channel&nbsp\;on Friday\, July &nbsp\;24\, from 6&nbsp\;p.m.&ndash\;7&nbsp\;p.m. (PDT).\n\n<strong><a hre f="" target="_blank">WATCH THE Q&amp\;A</a></strong>\n<a href="" targe t="_blank"><strong></strong></a>\n<a href=" wV56" target="_blank"><strong>Submit questions in advance using this form. </strong></a>&nbsp\;Participants will be able to chat and ask additional q uestions live (you will need to be logged in to YouTube to participate in the chat).\n\n<em><strong>JANM Digital Film Festival</strong>&mdash\;Join us as we dive into films produced by the Japanese American National Museum &rsquo\;s Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center! Organize a (virtual) screenin g party with your friends or family or just get cozy and enjoy the JANM Di gital Film Festival from the safety of your own home. We will also have Q& amp\;A sessions with the filmmakers and others involved in the projects.</ em> DTSTAMP:20240712T114107Z SUMMARY:JANM Digital Film Festival: Big Drum: Taiko in the United States Q and A URL:/en/events/2020/07/24/janm-digital-film-festival-big-drum-taiko-in-the/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR