Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Taiko Meets Pop

If you're in New York, you have the chance to catch a real treat. Kaoru Watanabe, Shoji Kameda, and Testuro Naito will collaborate with the Mongolian singer, Nominjin, in a performance this Thursday at Drom.

Drom, 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th),
Thursday, October 15
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
please call for information/tickets: 212-777-1157

In addition, Kaoru, Shoji, and Tetsuro are on tour with Khoomei Taiko Ensemble, a cross cultural group that includes Mongolian throat singing and horse head fiddle, koto, fue, and taiko. Check out the tour schedule at the bottom of this page to catch the show!

Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble 2009 Tour:

Thurs, Oct 8th – Japan Information & Cultural Center, Washington, DC
Fri, Oct 9th – John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Fri, Oct 16th –
Symphony Space, New York, NY
Sat, Oct 17th –
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Stony Brook, NY
Sun, Oct 18th – Taiko Workshop with Tetsuro Naito, Japan Society, NY
Tues, Oct 20th –
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Thurs, Oct 22nd – Japanese Music performance/converstaion, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA
Fri, Oct 23rd –
Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, Wenatchee, WA
Sun, Oct 25th –
Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA


  1. That's an amazing picture of you! I love it! - Lisa

  2. Thanks, Lisa! Just had new photos taken last week:)

  3. Did you see the show? If so, how was it?!

  4. I did not, unfortunately, see last night's show. But, I DID see the KTE performance in DC! I highly recommend you go if you can. The collaboration pieces came together really well. It's a great mix of sounds.