BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.982@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060708T000000Z DTEND:20060708T000000Z DESCRIPTION:TAIKOPROJECT's Rhythmic Relations 2006\nJuly 8 at 8:00 p.m.\nFo rd Amphitheatre\n2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East\nLos Angeles CA\n\nA pulse-pound ing drumming spectacular from TAIKOPROJECT\, the Japanese drum group whose innovative arrangements and crossover pieces merge the decades-old tradit ion with fresh\, new energy.\n\nRhythmic Relations 2006 features TAIKOPROJ ECT and three artist groups Bombu Taiko\, Kitsune Taiko and UCLA Yukai Dai ko in their first major collaborative production. The groups will present an evening of spectacular new grooves\, fresh energy and sonic ingenuity t hat reflects the history\, the diverse communities\, and the innovative sp irit that sustains the American taiko tradition. The groups’ path-breaki ng arrangements and crossover pieces merge contemporary influences such as hip-hop dance and rhythms with the traditional beat of the taiko drums.\n \nTAIKOPROJECT Artistic Director\, Bryan Yamami\, says\, “The four group s in the Ford show are very distinct from one another and highlight an imp ortant development in American taiko. It is now possible for a person to m ove through an entire lifetime playing taiko. Proof of this lies in the sh ow's performers from the youngest member at age 8 to the oldest at age 70. ”\n\n<a href="http://www.fordamphitheater.org/en/performance/vtaikoproje ct.mov">Watch a short TAIKOPROJECT performance video</a>.\n\nFor more info rmation & tickets: <a href="http://www.fordamphitheatre.org/">www.fordamp hitheatre.org</a>\n SUMMARY:TAIKOPROJECT's Rhythmic Relations at Ford Amphitheatre\, July 8 200 6 (Los Angeles) URL:/en/events/2006/07/08/taikoprojects-rhythmic-relations-at-ford-amphithe a/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR