'My Taiko Journey' to be Performed by Grammy Nominee Shoji Kameda Feb 12 at Three Rivers

A Taiko Lecture and Performance at Three Rivers Community College
February 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. 

Norwich, CT – Join us for a special one-night concert and lecture by Grammy-nominated taiko drumming artist Shoji Kameda. Kameda will give audiences the opportunity to experience the impact, depth, and diversity of taiko as he performs, discusses his musical journey and answers questions from audience members. The event will be held at Three Rivers Community College on Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in room F-117. This event is free and open to the public and is a part of the Booker T. DeVaughn lecture series.
Musician, composer and producer Shoji Kameda began playing taiko when he was eight years old and has played continuously since. He was selected through a highly competitive process to be an Asian Pacific Performance Exchange fellow and has collaborated with master artists from the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and United States.  

Taiko drumming is a dynamic musical art form that uses powerful rhythms and is practiced around the world with a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments. Its cultural heritage originates in Japan where it has been used as a form of communication throughout history as well as in religious ceremonies and theatrical accompaniment.

For more information about this event, please contact Professor Will O’Hare at 860-215-9436 or email WOHare@threerivers.edu

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Three Rivers Community College is an accessible, affordable, and culturally diverse two-year college located in Norwich, Connecticut, with an off-campus instructional center at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Knowing that the educational goals of its students are as diverse as their backgrounds, Three Rivers provides a broad range of credit and non-credit liberal arts, sciences, nursing, engineering, career and technical courses.  The student population consists of more than 4,300 enrolled students each semester. To learn more about what Three Rivers has to offer, visit www.threerivers.edu.