The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library will host TAIKOPROJECT on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Barnes Park Amphitheater in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This performance is presented in conjunction with The Music Center’s Arts Grown L.A., a community collaboration created to deepen and expand the reach of free artistic events and performances throughout L.A. County.
Over one hundred million people have seen TAIKOPROJECT through their televised appearances on the Academy Awards, the Grammys, The Voice, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, and in music videos for Sean Paul and rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. They also tour regularly across the U.S. and have performed throughout Europe, Asia, South and Central America. Utilizing authentic instruments hand-crafted in Japan, the performers weave traditional and modern forms of taiko together and share elements of their Japanese and Japanese American culture.
Arts Grown L.A., a TMC Arts program, builds on The Music Center's highly successful partnerships with community groups and local artists to offer free, family-friendly performances and artmaking experiences for all ages. In collaboration with community locations such as libraries, community centers and parks among other sites, Music Center artists bring their creativity and talents to many neighborhoods across Los Angeles County. Performances, workshops and special experiences highlight the diverse cultural traditions of the county and the world.
This event is free to the public. For more information about the event, visit www.montereypark.ca.gov/library or call Adult Reference Services at 626-307-1368. For information about the Music Center, visit www.musiccenter.org. Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MusicCenterLA. Barnes Park Amphitheater is located at 350 S. McPherrin Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
Deborah Niblick, Senior Librarian
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