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Lia Chang: Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Ensemble Featuring Kenny Endo to Play Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kaoru Watanabe

Kaoru Watanabe

The Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Ensemble featuring Kaoru Watanabe and master Taiko artist Kenny Endo, will perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Asian-Pacific American Month celebration on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

From 2-4 , there will be

Kenny Endo Photo by Lia Chang

Kenny Endo Photo by Lia Chang

performances in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the music and dance of China, Korea, India, and Japan including Beijing opera, ancient dances, contemporary taiko drum music, and other selections. Before each performance, educators will speak briefly about the arts of the region, highlighting special exhibitions and works from the permanent collection. The program is organized by the Museum’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave at 82nd Street, New York (212) 535-7710

Subways- 4, 5, 6 to 86 St

Suggested Contribution to the Museum

General $10, Students/Seniors $5, 12 years and under are free, when accompanied by adult.

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