The power, precision, and artistry of Japanese drumming will take center stage when Makoto Taiko presents its annual concert – Legacy – on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Legacy will honor Makoto Taiko sensei Koji Nakamura and celebrate his 40 years of playing taiko as well as his many years of leadership with the Pasadena-based group. The 129-member Pasadena-based ensemble—one of the largest in Southern California—will perform both traditional and modern compositions sure to inspire.
Joining the Makoto Taiko ensemble on stage will be featured artists Grammy Award-nominated musician, composer, and producer Shoji Kameda; Grammy Award winner and koto artist Yukiko Matsuyama; Nihon Buyo dancer Hidesomi Bando; and taiko artists and former Makoto Taiko members Blaine O’Brien, and Aki Imai.
Proceeds from Legacy will help Makoto Taiko to continue its concert tradition, expand its curriculum to welcome new students, purchase and maintain drums and instruments, and continue its tradition of community outreach via events, charitable activities, and performances throughout Southern California.
Ticket Prices: $20, $30, $45