Wariki, a three-man group, will be coming from Japan to Bellevue this January as part of the 2nd Annual Bellevue World Taiko Festival. On Friday, January 15, they will also be giving a free lecture / demonstration on Taiko (drums), Japanese dance, Fue (flute) and shamisen (3-stringed Japanese instrument) for the Bellevue College community in Carlson Theater starting at 2:45 p.m. Free Japanese snacks will also be available in the Carlson lobby. Wariki is dedicated to the re-creation of traditional art forms into theatrical productions. Wariki's members are masters of their instruments and traditional performing art forms and have been performing individually for more than 30 years, touring and performing in Japan and around the world (US, Canada, Europe, etc.) as a group since the group's founding over 15 years ago. http://www.wariki.jp/eg/aboutwariki.html
Save Jan. 15 on your calendar and don't miss this rare opportunity. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to bring a larger group or an entire class to this event, please let Anne Stewart know. firstname.lastname@example.org This event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islanders Student Association and Katarou-kai, a Japanese language culture exchange club.