BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.983@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060708T000000Z DTEND:20060708T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Family special! - TAIKOPROJECT performs a one-hour show for fam ilies at 10 a.m. on July 8 at the Ford Amphitheatre (2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E ast\, Los Angeles) as part of the Big!World!Fun! series. Kids are admitted free!\n\n“Thunder of Drums” is a contemporary fusion of the ancient a rt of Japanese drumming and American taiko\, which is a style formed by a combination of traditional Japanese taiko and cross-cultural music influen ces such as hip hop\, pop and classical music. The concert features the Ta iko Project’s signature piece Expanding\, which blends hip hop rhythms w ith “interlocking patterns\, improvisation\, and the passing of energy f rom player to player.”\n\n“Thunder of Drums” offers the audience sma ll demonstrations between selections on taiko techniques\, the oral tradit ion and the use of vocal notation\, in addition to stories of the folklore and history behind the art form. The taiko performance ends with Omiyaga\ , written in 2003 by composer Shoji Kameda\, one of America’s most promi sing young taiko artists.\n\nFor tickets\, call (323) 461-3673\n\nFor more information: <a href="http://www.fordamphitheatre.org/">www.FordAmphithe atre.org</a> DTSTAMP:20230202T134634Z SUMMARY:TAIKOPROJECT Family Program at Ford Amphitheatre\, July 8 2006 (Los Angeles) URL:/en/events/2006/07/08/taikoproject-family-program-at-ford-amphitheatre- j/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR