Hiroshima/Kenny Endo Concert to Benefit PABT

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Hiroshima – from left, Danny Yamamoto, Dan Kuramoto, Kimo Cornwell, Dean Cortez and June Kuramoto – have released their 19th album, one that stresses the value of ethnic enclaves and cultural diversity. (Photo by Jaimee Itagaki)

Hiroshima – from left, Danny Yamamoto, Dan Kuramoto, Kimo Cornwell, Dean Cortez and June Kuramoto – have released their 19th album, one that stresses the value of ethnic enclaves and cultural diversity. (Photo by Jaimee Itagaki)

PALO ALTO — Hiroshima and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble will give benefit concerts for Palo Alto Buddhist Temple on Saturday, April 16, at 3 and 7 p.m. at Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way in Palo Alto.

Kenny Endo (Photo by Shuzo Uemoto)

Kenny Endo (Photo by Shuzo Uemoto)

Since 1974, the L.A.-based band Hiroshima has been entertaining audiences throughout the world. Universally regarded as musical pioneers, the group is best known for fusing Japanese instruments into its songs. The Grammy-nominated group creates music that is unique and soulful.

Hawaii-based master taiko drummer and musician Kenny Endo is a legend not only in the taiko community, but in the larger music world as well. A consummate performer, composer and teacher, he blends taiko and world rhythms to create original compositions.

Hiroshima kotoist June Kuramoto will play a song with Endo during his set, and Endo will perform a couple of songs with Hiroshima.

Proceeds from this event will benefit PABT’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Tickets are $85. For reservations and more information, email [email protected] or visit www.pabt.org.

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