Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Please join us on Saturday, May 20 at 3pm on the North Branch lawn for a taiko drumming program by Emeryville Taiko.
About Emeryville Taiko
Emeryville Taiko is a non-profit San Francisco Bay Area taiko group providing traditional Japanese drumming classes and performances, led by Sensei Susan Horn.
Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots. With origins in the religious ceremonies and folk festivals of Japan, modern "kumi-daiko" style emerged starting with the work of a single artist, jazz drummer Daihachi Oguchi in 1951. Spreading rapidly in Japan in the following decades, kumi-daiko has experienced a worldwide renaissance that began in the 1960s and continues to grow today.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.