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.
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.