Japanese Taiko Drumming (Hilo) - CCECS Non-Credit Class
Date(s): Sep 10-Nov 12, M 5pm-6:30pm
Location: [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym
Please call (808) 932-7830 to register.
Learn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa, current leader of Taishoji Taiko. Taiko drumming is both art and physical exercise. Be prepared to improve your fitness and coordination while learning about the culture, protocols, rhythm and technique. Two compositions will be taught in this session. Open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. Required materials are provided. Meet Chad Nakagawa: Chad Nakagawa is the Artistic Director of Taishoji Taiko, a local group in Hilo, Hawaii that was formed in the 1980s. With over 20 years of taiko experience, Chad has learned under the direction of Taiko masters such as Kenny Endo of the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Marco Lienhard of Taikoza, Yoshikazu Fujimoto of Kodo, Seichi Tanaka of San Francisco Taiko Dojo, and many others.
Instructor(s): Chad Nakagawa.