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Rakugo (Japanese comic story) Storytelling by Yanagiya Sankyo


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(308 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90024)
Friday, February 24 7pm
Admission free, No RSVP is required

Renowned “Rakugo” raconteur Yanagiya Sankyo, who received a 2014 Japan Foundation Award for his long-term achievements in promoting Japanese culture worldwide, will be performing a Rakugo storytelling with English subtitles! More information>

Rakugo (Japanese comic story) Storytelling by Yanagiya Sankyo


Garden Room A, JACCC
(244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Saturday, February 25 2pm
Admission Free

Renowned “Rakugo” raconteur Yanagiya Sankyo, who received a 2014 Japan Foundation Award for his long-term achievements in promoting Japanese culture worldwide, will be performing a Rakugo storytelling with English subtitles! More information>

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Culture & Language Events

KODO: DADAN 2017 North American Tour


Kodo will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017.
 
DADAN was created by artistic director and Japanese “Living National Treasure” Tamasaburo Bando.  Simply meaning “Drumming Men”, DADAN features only the company’s young male members and is unique among Kodo’s programs in its absence of singing, dancing, flutes and female performers.  Instead, this production exclusively uses taiko drums of all shapes and sizes, as well as other forms of percussion.

The climax of DADAN features a succession of compelling solos, and with each new drummer’s relentless and rhythmic pounding of the hirado o-daiko (big low drum), the reverberations build to soul-stirring heights. DADAN simultaneously challenges the limits of the player’s physical, technical, psychological and spiritual talents. For a preview of DADAN, click HERE

JANUARY
01/26        Capitol Theatre                                                  Yakima, WA
01/28-29   Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall                    Berkeley, CA

FEBRUARY
02/1          Oregon Symphony Presents, Schnitzer Hall      Portland, OR
02/3-4       Meany Center                                                    Seattle, WA
02/7          Walt Disney Concert Hall                                    Los Angeles, CA
02/8          Segerstrom Center for the Arts                          Costa Mesa, CA
02/10-11   Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts          Scottsdale, AZ
02/14-15   Newman Center                                                 Denver, CO
02/18        Cincinnati Arts Association, Aronoff Center        Cincinnati, OH
02/22        Mccoy Center for the Arts                                   New Albany, OH
02/24        Depauw University, Green Center                      Greencastle, IN
02/26        Symphony Center                                               Chicago, IL

MARCH
03/1-4      Brooklyn Academy of Music                                New York, NY
03/7         Kutztown University                                             Kutztown, PA
03/9         UCONN, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Storrs, CT
03/11       Florida Theatre                                                    Jacksonville, FL
03/13       Blumenthal Performing Arts Center                     Charlotte, NC
03/15       Strathmore Music Center                                     Bethesda, MD
03/17       Modlin Center for the Arts                                    Richmond, VA
03/19       Symphony Hall                                                     Boston, MA
03/23       Lensic Theater                                                     Santa Fe, NM
03/25       Smith Center for the Performing Arts                   Las Vegas, NV

Other Events

Tokyo Ska Paradaise Orchestra at Skanking Reggae Festival 2017


Ihomi & Goldenvoice present
Skanking Reggae Festival 2017
Featuring Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Shrine Expo Hall
(665 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007)
Saturday, March 11 Doors open at 4pm

Ticket Price: $50 Advance General Admission & VIP Package $100
On Sale: Monday, Jan. 30 at 10am PST at AXS.com
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