Performance Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 2 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko

Brooklyn Center for Perf Arts
Taiko is the Japanese word for drum, the beat of which resounds throughout Japanese culture. Soh Daiko’s varied repertoire derives from Shinto music traditions, adaptions of existing taiko compositions, and original compositions/arrangements by ensemble members . In addition to drums, the group uses instruments such as the bamboo flute, brass bells, conch shells, and gongs. Much more than just percussion, Soh Daiko’s presentation also features the visual element of movement and choreography, requiring the physical strength, endurance, and energy that makes taiko such an exciting performance experience.

Soh Daiko has recently been featured on MTV, the Late Show with David Letterman, and NPR’s All Things Considered. The ensemble also has performed with Kodo, Korn, and Kanye West.

This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC, A Citywide Festival Exploring Japan’s Arts and Culture.


  • Soh Daiko
JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America Foundation; Kotaro ONO, The Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; Sony Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation; Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.

With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation; Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.

With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; and the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
The Walt Whitman Theatre
2900 Campus Road and Hillel Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Free tickets required: 718-951-4500

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