EventsThe Heartbeat of Japan | Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko in Concert

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The Heartbeat of Japan | Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko in Concert

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Clark County Library


See, hear, and experience the intensely dramatic sounds and powerful energy of Japanese drumming as the Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko presents an earthshaking concert mixing traditional folkloric songs, contemporary pieces, and new original compositions.

Formed in 1993 by George Goto and Doug Muraoka under the name “Las Vegas Taiko” (LVT), George served as the drum maker and Doug was the director. After practicing on tires and building their own drums, LVT became Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko (LVKT) because of the impressive thunderous sounds the drums made.

The group, which is part of the Las Vegas chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, has spent over 20 years performing all over Southern Nevada at schools, conventions, casinos, and community festivals. Under the direction and instruction of Jennifer Caballero, LVKT music balances the traditional roots of taiko with modern sounds and influences. Members consists of students and performers of all ages.

Please note that the drums will be loud. For those with sensitive hearing, please bring your own earplugs or noise-canceling headphones.

Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and may be limited. For more information, please call 702.507.3459.

Co-sponsored by Japanese American Citizen League and the Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko.

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