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Exploring the Boundaries of Taiko in Japan and North America
Author: Institute for Asian Studies
Posted: March 5, 2014

PSU School of Music professor, Wynn Kiyama, presents a lecture and demonstration about taiko drumming; tonight, Wed., March 5th at 7:30 PM in PSU Lincoln Hall room 75.  Free & open to the public

DESCRIPTION:  Developed in the 1950s with strong ties to Japanese festival music, the genre and repertoire of taiko drumming has since expanded to include a plethora of regional and cross-cultural musical influences. In this presentation, Dr. Kiyama will contextualize "traditional" taiko compositions with live demonstrations by the PSU Taiko Ensemble; and will survey the use of taiko in new musical settings, from chamber and orchestral music to jazz and popular music.

Co-sponsored by the School of Music, tonight's presentation is part of the Institute for Asian Studies' ongoing PSU Faculty Focus lecture series >>

LOCATION: PSU Lincoln Hall room 75, 1620 SW Park Ave.
PARKING: PSU parking lots are FREE after 7:00 PM. View PSU parking map >>