Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present TaikoArts Midwest, a free, all-ages program being offered at the following locations:

Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m.
Thomas Owens Park Bandshell, Two Harbors

Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 p.m.
Babbitt Public Library

Thursday, June 2, 6 p.m.
Duluth Public Library

Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m.
Virginia Public Library

Friday, June 3, 2:30 p.m.
Hibbing Public Library

Monday, June 6, 1 p.m.
Marble Public Library

Monday, June 6, 6 p.m.
Calumet Public Library

Tuesday, June 7, 1 p.m.
Grand Rapids Area Library

Tuesday, June 7, 5 p.m.
Buhl Public Library

Wednesday, June 8, 1 p.m.
Hoyt Lakes Community Center

Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Smokey Bear Park, International Falls

Thursday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.
Aurora Senior/Community Center

Thursday, June 9, 3:30 p.m.
Cook Public Library

Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
Cloquet Public Library

Friday, June 10, 3:30 p.m.
Silver Bay Public Library

Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.
Carlton Area Public Library

Join COMPAS Teaching Artists TaikoArts Midwest for this hour-long program that is a combination of performance, lecture and interactive activities. With an emphasis on individual empowerment and the community building benefits of taiko, the performance is easily adjusted to any age/ability level. Audience members will learn the history & cultural context of taiko drumming in Japan and the United States. They will also learn about taiko drums, how they are made, a general vocabulary for the artform, and kuchishoka – how we say & teach rhythms. Interactive activities, depending on the size of the audience, can also include Q&A, learning rhythms, trying the drums themselves, and more.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACFH) and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the ACHF.  For Legacy reminders and info, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.