Asian Arts Initiative and Kyo Daiko present
in concert

Friday, March 6, 2009, 8 p.m.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Tickets: 215.898.3900 or

“This ain’t your mama’s taiko, but it may be your hip, younger cousin’s” says L.A. Weekly of TAIKOPROJECT, the premiere group of drummers who blend storytelling, video, hip hop, and world rhythms to create a uniquely American take on the Japanese art of taiko. Filled with contemporized tradition, striking music, and energetic movement, this high-action ensemble incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to deliver an entertaining, power-packed performance. Think of it as the taiko version of Stomp!

Founded in 2000 by Bryan Yamami with the concept of bringing together the best young generation of taiko players in North America, TAIKOPROJECT has appeared on films and TV, has toured with wide acclaim nationally and internationally, and has the distinction of being the only American taiko group to win First Place in the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Performance Network’s Performance Residency Program.

The Flickering Light presents
Sponsored by the Asian Arts Initiative

East Looks West Looks East:
A Few Films from the Iranian Diaspora
Saturday March 7th, 7pm $5
Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave, Mt. Airy (accessible by public transit–R8 and #23 bus)
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The Asian Arts Initiative is grounded in the belief that the arts can provide an important political and cultural voice for the Asian American community in Philadelphia. We serve as a community arts center where artists and everyday people are developing means to express our diverse experiences as Asian Americans.

Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 557-0455 |