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Lia Chang: Photos and Video of Kenny Endo’s TAIKO THUNDER at Skirball Center in NYC

Kenny Endo Photo by Lia Chang

Kenny Endo Photo by Lia Chang

Taiko Master Kenny Endo celebrated his 35th anniversary with a concert tour across the U.S. and luckily for me, I was able to experience the jazzy eloquence of his sublime performanc in New York City on November 20 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University.Endo’s “Gateway – ‘Ma’ vs Groove” Touring Ensemble featured Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (bamboo flutes, taiko), Hitoshi Hamada (vibraphone), Tadayoshi Yasuda (shamisen), Shoko Hikage (koto), Miles Endo (taiko) and Chizuko Endo.
Kaoru Watanabe, Tadayoshi Yasuda and Kenny Endo Photo by Lia Chang

Kaoru Watanabe, Tadayoshi Yasuda and Kenny Endo Photo by Lia Chang

The evening was presented by World Music Institute and Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored in part by the Japan Foundation; Tradex, a National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange; and Taiko Arts Center.
(L-R) Chizuko Endo, Miles Endo, Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe Photo by Lia Chang

(L-R) Chizuko Endo, Miles Endo, Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe Photo by Lia Chang



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All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2010 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachang@hotmail.com.

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All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2010 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachang@hotmail.com.

Kenny Endo and Lia Chang Photo by George Hirose

Kenny Endo and Lia Chang Photo by George Hirose


Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

This year, selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space will become part of newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Broadwayworld.com, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle, Timeout.com, Villagevoice.com, Playbill.com, Theatermania.com, thelmagazine.com, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for AsianConnections.com. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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