Feb 16 Civil Rights Movement & Performing Arts

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Minnesota will host an event titled "Civil Rights Movement and 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. They will talk about Civil Rights Movement in the Bay Area, Performing Arts and Identity, Power of Traditional Arts, Power of Taiko 'Japanese drum', and Asian American Music and Civil Rights' Politics. They will also demonstrate some pieces of taiko music.

Event Title: Civil Rights Movement & Performing Arts
Talk and Demo by PJ & Roy Hirabayashi

Date and Time:Friday, Feb 16, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Place: B50 Tate Hall (Physics bldg)

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Contact: Michiko Todokoro Buchanan
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