Time: May 4, 2012 at 8pm to May 5, 2012 at 10pm
Location: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC
Street: 248 West 60th Street
City/Town: New york, NY
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Event Discipline: music, dance, performance
Organized By: East Winds, Inc.
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release:
Taikoza, the masterful Japanese Taiko Drummers are back for two amazing evenings of mind-blowing drumming. Taikoza hits the stage with a high-energy performance of traditional and original Japanese tunes featuring bamboo flutes and an amazing array of ancestral Taiko drums. The show will also feature some very colorful traditional dance and some surprise guests you will not want to miss. This concert will be part of the celebration for the centennial of the National Cherry Blossom Festival (for which Taikoza performed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC on March 31st).
When: Friday, May 4th and Saturday May 5th, 2012 at 8 PM
Where: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC.
Tickets: $36.00 (member/senior/student $25) for Tickets go totaikoza.com
Or call 212-352-3101
Train: 59th Street on A, B, C, D and 1 trains.
Experience the exciting rhythms of the ancestral Taiko and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional instruments. Taikoza has performed in Europe, Asia and has extensively toured North America. They have appeared on ESPN, Sumo tournament at Madison Square Garden and recorded for the Nintendo wii game: Red Steel 1 and 2.
Quotes from the Media:
“Something strange and wonderful is coming your way. There was thunder and there was lighting and there was the sea crashing against a cliff, and volcanoes. For a few utterly transporting minutes, there was expressed in the metaphors of merciless rhythms and fluttering melodies, anything a listener had experienced, would experience and could imagine experiencing.”
ERIC HUBLER, WASHINGTON POST
“ In its choreography and its vigor taiko becomes almost a martial art, one in which violence has been sublimated into disciplined exultation a blend of high-decibel virtuosity and sinful shakuhachi solos. Precision and energy are paramount here and the product, for me, was medicinal. It is a combination narcotic, stimulant and vitamin pill.”
Bernard Holland, NY Times
This performance is made possible in part by funds from East Winds, Inc. and in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and in part by public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/NY Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
CONTACT MARCO LIENHARD
646-418-8808 or email@example.com, www.taikoza.com
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