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.
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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