MU DAIKO 150th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AND TOUR
February 10 - 19, 2012 (preview Feb 9, $18)
Mu Daiko celebrates 15 years of taiko with its biggest performance yet. Kicking off its three-week Minnesota tour, the Twin Cities-based drum ensemble brings its signature blend of tradition and innovation to the Ordway with familiar favorites and original compositions. During the second week of performances, Mu Daiko will share the stage with special guest artists that exemplify the unique power of women in both American and Japanese taiko.
HANAYUI was formed by the original founders and performers of legendary Japanese taiko ensemble KODO. These three top female artists, joined by Odaiko soloist, Yoshikazu Fujimoto are considered among the best in Japanese taiko. HANAYUI presents a ground-breaking combination of song, dance, and drumming as visually striking as it is musical. Joining them are Tiffany Tamaribuchi, one of the nation’s leading forces in North American taiko, and recent Minnesota transplant and Mu Daiko collaborator Megan Chao Smith.
Appropriate for all ages. Contains loud noises.
February 23, 2012 at A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls, MN
February 25, 2012 at Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, MN
March 1, 2012 at Grand Marais Playhouse in Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais, MN
March 3, 2012 at The Reif Center in Grand Rapids, MN
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