Taiko Master Class with Hiro Hayashida world-renowned performer and teacher
We are very pleased to announce that the Experience Japan Taiko Team has invited Hiro Hayashida, a former Kodo member and one of Japan’s leading Taiko performers to give a Taiko Master Class to the EJ Team this August. On Tuesday 24th July the EJ Taiko Team received an award from the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs for the contribution to Ireland-Japan cultural relationships. With this Master Class, the team is focused on developing further their skills to bring the great power of Japanese Taiko music/performance to Irish people. This is an excellent opportunity for the team which is now planning the future development of cultural and musical exchange with Ireland and the wider world.
The Taiko Master Class for Experience Japan Taiko team members will run from Tuesday 21st August to Sunday 26th August.
Venue: University College Dublin
Concert by Hiro Hayashida world-renowned Taiko performer
A concert by Hiro Hayashida, a former Kodo member and one of Japan’s leading Taiko performers, will be held at the Cultúrlann na Éireann in Monkstown on Friday 24th August at 7.30pm. The Experience Japan Taiko Team will join Hiro Hayashida for one performance.
We are very happy that Ambassador Mrs Mari Miyoshi plans to attend to formally welcome the recent Japanese Foreign Minister award to the Experience Japan Taiko Team.
Venue: Cultúrlann na Éireann, Monkstown
Time & Date: 7.30pm, Friday 24th August
EJ Taiko gratefully thanks an Cultúrlann na hÉireann, home to Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, for welcoming this unique performance. We would also like to acknowledge the kind support of Mitsubishi Electric Ireland which has facilitated this concert.
Hiro Hayashida is Japan's leading Taiko performer who appeared at FIFA world cup closing ceremony in France, Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany and has performed dramatic and powerful Taiko Drumming Shows in 33 countries around the world including Singapore, Holland, France, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Germany, UK, Hawaii, Guatemala, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, China, Senegal and USA.
Prior to the Dublin Master Class Hiro is in the UK with his Super Junior Taiko team at the Billingham World Folklore Festival.
Experience Japan Taiko Team
Founded in 2010 by Nobuko Ijichi, the Experience Japan Taiko Team is made up of UCD students later integrating Japanese-Irish secondary and primary students. The EJ Taiko Team has had major success and is in increasing demand to perform at public and high-profile events (+20 per year) highlighting cultural and friendship links between Japan-Ireland and with other cultural and heritage groups. Special performances include celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Japan-Ireland diplomatic relations; national and international sporting events including Ireland-Japan Rugby matches and the GAA World Games Series, Dublin City Council New Year Festival and many more. Their performances always attract large crowds across the generations, drawn in by the dynamic rhythms and the excitement of intercultural discovery and experience.
Hugo O'Donnell, Chair, Experience Japan
Tel: 087-625 3000
Press Release - "24 August Concert by Hiro Hayashida world-renowned Taiko performer"
August 17, 2018