Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
West Chester, PA – WCU Live! Presents Tamagawa University: Taiko Drumming on Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in the Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street, West Chester. Tickets are $17 (Orchestra) and $12 (Balcony) and can be purchased at www.wcupatix.com or by calling 610.436.2266.
One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan makes a return appearance to West Chester’s campus! Nearly 30 drummers and dancers will entertain in a visually stunning performance where thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese folkloric dance. Tamagawa University and Taiko Group has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa and the United States. They have toured extensively on the East Coast since 2003, including performances at the Kennedy Center, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. They were awarded third place in a competition against 450 other groups at the Tokyo International Taiko contest.
John Rhein, Director of Cultural and Community Affairs at West Chester University, says, “We are thrilled to again bring Tamagawa University to West Chester’s campus to entertain and amaze audiences of all ages. Their mastery in the art of taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance is unrivaled.”