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Meet the Artist: Yuta Kato
June 7, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Don’t miss this unique evening of performance and conversation with Yuta Kato!
Mark H Taiko is proud to welcome Yuta as the next featured performer in our Meet the Artist series. These concerts offer you a rare opportunity to experience taiko in an informal, intimate setting.
Unwind after a busy Friday with music and inspiration! Bring your questions and energy to share with Yuta, and feel free to further the conversation by joining us afterwards for a bite or a drink (or just to hang and chat!).
This is a FREE event, but we humbly suggest a donation of $10-$20 to support this and future taiko events in the DC area.
Yuta Kato was born and raised in California to a Japanese-only speaking family. Introduced to taiko by Kagami-Kai, a local rice-pounding group, he decided to further his studies with San Francisco Taiko Dojo at the age of 10. Since then he has been a part of UCLA Kyodo Taiko, Nihon Taiko Dojo, Getsuyoukai, as well as professional groups TAIKOPROJECT, ON Ensemble, and Portland Taiko. From Fall 2007 until Winter 2011, he lived in Japan to study under masters of various traditional Japanese music. Upon returning to the US in 2011, he served as the Coordinator for the 2011 North American Taiko Conference, one of the largest gathering of taiko players from around the globe.
Yuta is also a sought-after taiko instructor who has been invited to teach throughout the world. He currently resides in California, serving as the principal and instructor for LATI (Los Angeles Taiko Institute) housed at Asano Taiko US, which opened in 2013. He performs as a member of UnitOne (Torrance, CA).
Don’t miss Yuta’s workshops this weekend!
Intro to Hachijo Daiko (Saturday, June 8, 11AM-2PM)
Creating your Hachijo Solo (Saturday, June 8, 3-6PM)
Yodan Uchi (Sunday, June 9, 12-3PM)
Register for multiple workshops and save!
Keep the awesome taiko flowing … Join us for a Hachijo Party (Saturday, June 8 @8PM)!