18th Annual Taiko Festival at the MACC, June 10

June 5, 2017, 9:53 AM HST · Updated June 5, 9:55 AM
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The 18th annual Zenshin Daiko’s taiko festival concert will take place on Saturday, June 10, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Zenshin Daiko’s 18th annual Taiko Festival will take place on Saturday, June 10, at the MACC. Photo Courtesy

This year’s festival will start with 50 members of the Maui group performing some of their favorite pieces and premiering new works written by its members.

The second half of the evening will feature On Ensemble from Los Angeles. Established in 2002, On Ensemble is one of the most respected ensembles in the taiko (Japanese drumming) world. The group, led by childhood friends Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba, is recognized for infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central Asian overtone singing.

Since forming in 1999, Zenshin Daiko has performed in over 900 cultural and community events all over Hawaiʻi and in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, and Japan.

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Tickets are $20 for adults*, $10 for children 12 & under*. (*plus applicable fees).

Before the event takes place, early attendees can enjoy food by Fork and Salad at the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard from 5 to 7 p.m.
The menu will feature Thai salad, Paniolo salad, tomato bisque, bacon-wrapped Ni’ihau Lamb Meatloaf and more. For the full menu click here.

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