October 6, 2016

Autumn Kimono Season Has Started!!

It's very  late, I'm lazy, so I'm sharing Odaiko Sonora's enewsletter. Kimono season has started for 2016!
I will be playing taiko with my group at Tucson Meet Yourself  festival this Saturday (Highlighted yellow part below) and dressing myself and others in yukata for the show! Look for me on stage during the obon dance demo right after our taiko performance- I'll be in yukata. Photos soon!

From left: Lantern-making Happy Hours commence on Oct. 6 for the 
2016 All Souls Procession; our Community Group prepares for Odaiko Sonora's 15th year at 
Tucson Meet Yourself, Sat., Oct. 8 at 2:00pmat which; … 
Sahuaro High School marching band members will debut their fall program, which includes taiko!

Awake the Season
Odaiko Sonora is gearing up for a big fall! This Thursday, Oct. 6 we
 launch All Souls Procession season activities with our first
 Lantern-making Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30pm, at Takamatsu, 
5532 E. Speedway. Then, this weekend, Sat., Oct. 8, the 
entire group — 22 players strong — performs at Tucson Meet
 Yourself. Our set begins at 2:00pm on the Church Street stage. 
Special appearance by the Sahuaro High School marching band, 
who we worked with this summer, performing two sections of 
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song, by Samuel R. Hazo. Then,
from 3:00–3:45pm, we'll lead a very special presentation in
conjunction with the Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition. 
in this session, you'll learn about the Japanese tradition of obon,
learn several dances and get to participate in a mini-obon festival!
After you see us, we think you may want to learn to play taiko! 
Our next All Ages Recreational Taiko beginners' class starts 
Oct. 22 and continues every Saturday from 2:30–4:30pm through Nov. 19.

Join us this fall
Thurs., Oct. 6, 5:30–7:30pm: Memorial Lantern-making Happy Hour. 
All Souls Procession season activities begin with our first Lantern-making
 Happy Hour. Join us to make a Japanese toronagashi-style lantern to 
commemorate loved ones. The lanterns will be carried in the All Souls 
Procession on Nov. 6. All materials provided but you are welcome to bring
 (safely flammable) descorations of your own that can be added to the 
paper covers. Suggested donation to ASP. Lantern-making continues 
every Thursday in October. Takamatsu, 5532 E. Speedway.

Sat., Oct. 8, 2:00–3:45pm: Tucson Meet Yourself. 
See us at the Church St. stage. Performance at 2:00pm, mini-obon festival 
at 3:00–3:45pm. Our set will include a variety of traditional and original taiko 
compositions, including a new song by Performing
 Ensemble member Nicole Stansbury.

Wed. Oct. 19, 5:3 pm and Sat., Oct. 22, 12:30pm: ASP Obon
Learn the All Souls Procession dance and chant, then join us on
 Nov. 6 as we walk. The dance is the same as last year's, but we
 have a new chant for this year’s theme of The Hunter and the 
Hunted. Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall.

Saturdays, Oct. 22–Nov. 192:30–4:30pm.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in and bring a water bottle.
 We take care of the rest! Try the first class free. If you like it, sign up for
 the 5-week session. Sign up on our website www.tucsontaiko.org via 
Paypal, email info@tucsontaiko.org or call (520) 481-8003. Rhythm 
Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall.

Sun., Nov. 6: All Souls Procession
Arigato gozaimasu!

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