The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month this Friday, May 22 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Enjoy performances by Telly Leung, veteran Broadway performer and star of the upcoming production
of Allegiance; traditional ancient hula and Tahitian dances by Lei Pasifika of Lotus Music & Dance;
koto player Yumi Kurosawa; and taiko drumming by Soh Daiko.
The first act will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in the Great Hall, followed
by performances in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at 6:30 pm. Doors to the Auditorium will open at 6:00 pm. This event is free with Museum admission. No RSVP required. Seating for
this event is first come, first served.
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Japan Society: Kenny Endo Taiko with Hiromitsu Agatsuma Shamisen
For the first time ever, revered Hawaiian taiko master Kenny Endo joins forces with Japan’s trad-pop musical virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma on tsugaru-shamisen (a three-stringed banjo-like instrument which originated in Northern Japan). Endo’s adrenaline-pumping performance vibes with Agatsuma’s fast, aggressive percussive sound, as they together, push the limits of one another’s instruments. Known internationally for border-crossing fusions and appealing contemporary expressions, these two musicians deliver a dazzling and unforgettable evening in their much-anticipated return to the Japan Society stage!
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