|Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Drumming Ensemble|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:15 PM
The Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center preserves, teaches, and promotes various styles of taiko (Japanese drumming) and fue (bamboo flutes), shares elements of Japanese music and culture with students and creates a community among taiko players, musicians, and others.
Taiko has roots both as a living folk art and in classical traditions; and the music and associated choreography has evolved to be used in many forms ranging from grassroots community celebrations to sophisticated jazz compositions. In Japan, there are many local festivals which for generation after generation have featured taiko. These can serve as a profound means for building energy, unifying groups of people, and inspiring individuals to push their own limits in creating something greater for a community.
Kaoru Watanabe was a contributing artist on the soundtrack for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs."
This concert is outside under a tent on the back lawn. In case of thunderstorms, concert will be held in Program Room A-D.
Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.