April 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Keiko Matsui at The Sofia
“Jhonetsu,” or Passion, is the title of YAMATO’S newest program. YAMATO is a taiko troupe from Japan whose foundational belief is that the most important element in its performances is the exchange of energy with the audience.
Through traditional Taiko drumming, YAMATO seeks to create “tamashii,” which translates as soul, spirit and psyche, the very elements of life itself. Hailing from the village of Asuka, thought to be the birthplace of Japanese culture, Yamato’s motto is “Go anywhere if invited and make the world a little more happy.” The globe-trotting troupe achieves this by infusing traditional drumming virtuosity with original compositions and theatrical staging. The result is a vital, pulsating experience that connects these exceptional artists with their audience through “shin-on”—a shared heartbeat. Their family-friendly performance is sure to ignite “jhonetsu”—passion—within you!
Shimabukuro’s records have topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he has become one of the hottest tickets around.
He’s played with world-renowned orchestras and at prestigious venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House, and has dazzled audiences at music festivals including Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival and Fuji Rock Festival. He even performed for that rarest of audiences: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not too shabby for a humble young man from Hawaii and his trusty ukulele.
It’s been 30 years since Sac Taiko started its journey and we’re having a taiko party! We’ve invited our taiko friends and family to perform with us, along with some very special guests.
Japantown Chounaikai is hosting the Fourth Annual Osaka Matsuri in San Francisco Japantown on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 12 pm to 5 pm. Please join us and experience Japan and Osaka culture through dance, music, and food!
California Jazz Conservatory’s “Way Out West Concert Series” provides composer-performers from the Bay Area and beyond with a Tuesday evening showcase for forward-looking original work in jazz and related genres. Join us weekly in Rendon Hall for Way Out West!
Jon Hatamiya Septet Album Pre-Release
Band members and instrumentation: Jon Hatamiya – trombone, Albert Baliwas – alto sax, Colin Cook – guitar, Yunus Iyriboz – guitar, Paul Cornish – piano, Logan Kane – bass, Benjamin Ring – drums.
Trombonist, composer, and B.A.C. Endorsing Artist Jon Hatamiya is one of the most promising trombonists to come out of the Sacramento area and is rapidly making a name for himself on both the New York and California music scenes. (Source: CJC’s Facebook Page)
For more about John, please visit his website.
Enjoy activities and community groups at this small, in-parking-lot festival, plus a store sale.
The festivities will include food demonstrations, taiko, hip-hop, Hawaiian dancing, a live band, street food, and naturally, a Summer sale. Below, you can see a listing by day.
The parking lot will be *closed* for this event.
KURETAKE sponsored activities:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – DJ Shoosh*e
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Otahi Marama Hawaiian Dance Group
2:00 pm: Hawaiian Sunset Band
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – San Jose Chidori Band
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Sacramento Taiko
Street food proceeds will support:
Photo credit: Taiyaki food snack, by @kabgoya on pixaby
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