The ancient legacy of taiko drumming and traditional arts of Japan will be highlighted in a performance by Wariki, Tiffany Tamaribuchi, and Ho Etsu Taiko on Saturday, May 4th, 7PM at the Spurlock Museum, located at 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL. Presented by Robert E. Brown Center for World Music and Japan House, this concert supports the first American Midwest appearances of Wariki, a virtuoso father-son performing arts duo from Japan who weave elements of traditional music, dance, drumming and folklore into tapestries of sound and movement. For this special evening performance, Akira Katogi and Raiya Katogi of Wariki are joined by renowned Sacramento-based taiko artist and teacher Tiffany Tamaribuchi and the Chicago-based percussion ensemble Ho Etsu Taiko. This event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, please visit http://cwm.illinois.edu
Wariki will also make an appearance that day between 1:30-3:30pm at Japan House as part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month AsiaFest Celebration. Organized by the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois, AsiaFest is a large pan-Asian celebration showcasing the rich diversity within Asian cultures. Please call (217) 333-9300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.