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Friday, Oct. 5
ARC: A Drum and Dance Experience – This is not a KyoDaiko performance, but it includes three amazing taiko players we know and love (Isaku Kageyama, Kristy Oshiro and Joe Small) so we highly recommend it! Conceptualized by composer and artistic director Lenny Seidman, ARC is an original, evening length performance suite presented for one night only at Swarthmore College. The project brings together the drumming traditions of tabla from North India and taiko from Japan, with contemporary Western, African Diasporic, and Southeast Asian dance. Event is FREE and open to the public, but reserve your free, general seating ticket and get there well before the 8 pm start ensure a good seat!

Sunday, Oct. 7
Drum Like a Lady 5 Year Anniversary Celebration at The Barnes Foundation – There is so much to this event, you just have to click the event link to see it all. In short, women drummers (and some men) are taking over the Barnes Foundation all day! Performances, workshops, film, plus an evening block party / beer garden / dance party. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. KyoDaiko performs outside at 11:30, and our taiko-flamenco collaboration at 2:15. And it’s all FREE and open to the public. Do. Not. Miss. This.