BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6558@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20220402T000000Z DTEND:20220402T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Kenny Endo in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Fe stival\n\nWorld-class artist Kenny Endo celebrates 45 years in taiko\, his adventurous spirit at the vanguard of the genre. As a jazz percussionist and early innovator in Japanese taiko\, he was the first non-Japanese nati onal honored with a natori (stage name &amp\; master’s license) in class ical Japanese drumming. With roots firmly grounded in tradition\, he takes taiko in new directions by incorporating influences like funk\, jazz\, Af ro-Cuban &amp\; Hawaiian\, as he leads his ensemble –drums\, vibes\, ‘ ukulele\, flute\, strings (koto\, shamisen) -- in performances that are nu anced\, evocative\, brilliant! \n\nVisit the <a href="https://www.kennyen do.com/">Kenny Endo website</a> to learn more.\n\n<a href="https://www.ken nedy-center.org/whats-on/millennium-stage/2022/april/kenny-endo-2/">Reserv e Tickets</a> SUMMARY:Kenny Endo's 45 Years of Taiko URL:/en/events/2022/04/02/kenny-endos-45-years-of-taiko/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR