BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4669@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140628T000000Z DTEND:20140628T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Makoto Taiko will present their 15th Anniversary Concert on Sat urday\, June 28\, 2014 at Occidental College's Thorne Hall (1600 Campus Ro ad\, Los Angeles\, CA 90013) from 6 to 8 pm.&nbsp\; Shamisen artist\, Mike Penny\, will join us as a special guest.&nbsp\; Tickets are $15 and can b e obtained at http://makototaiko.brownpapertickets.com.&nbsp\;\n\nMakoto T aiko strives to elevate the spirit in the performers and the audience memb ers through playing a traditional Japanese drum known as "Taiko". The grou p's drumming serves as a bridge across different cultures and encourages g lobal understanding that transcends language and words. &nbsp\;Makoto Taik o performs under the instruction of Koji Nakamura\, former leader for 20 y ears of the Shumei Taiko Ensemble in Japan\, and 2007 Grammy Award-winner as an artist on Paul Winter's CD album\, "Crestone".\n\nMike Penny is know n for his unique style of shamisen playing which fuses east and west music al contexts. Mike studied under sensei Toyoaki Fukushi in Japan.\n\nMakoto Taiko's previous two annual concerts were sold out and therefore purchasi ng tickets in advance is strongly recommended.&nbsp\;\n\nThe concert is ou r annual fundraising event.&nbsp\; We welcome donations so we can continue to inspire audiences\, hold classes\, and repair drums.&nbsp\;\n\nFor mor e information\, visit www.makototaiko.org or email info@makototaiko.org.\n SUMMARY:Makoto Taiko 15th Anniversary Concert URL:/en/events/2014/06/28/makoto-taiko-15th-anniversary-concert/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR