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Civil Rights Movement & Performing Arts

PJ and Roy Hirabayashi are the founders of San Jose Taiko – the third taiko (Japanese drum) ensemble in the U.S. As post-WWII baby boomers and third-generation Japanese Americans, they formed a new Asian American art form through the era’s civil rights movements. PJ and Roy are recipients of a National Heritage Fellowship (2011) awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Topics will include:
Civil Rights Movement in the Bay Area
Performing Arts and Cultural Identity
Power of Traditional Arts
Power of Taiko 'Japanese drum'
Asian American Music and Civil Rights' Politics

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Location: B50 TATE HALL PHYSICS BLDG University of Minnesota 
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7:00pm

Questions, contact Michiko Todokoro Buchanan

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