New Moon, New Beginnings 2nd Annual Meigetsu (Harvest Moon) Taiko Festival 2009
Written by Yuko Yaegashi   
Friday, 18 September 2009
Hosted by Maikaze Daiko of San Francisco
ImageOctober 2, 3, 4, 2009

Maikaze Daiko hosts the second annual Meigetsu (Harvest Moon) Taiko Festival on October 2, 3 & 4th at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco.  Over 70 artists from the San Francisco Bay Area will perform both traditional and modern, cutting edge-taiko-based music  and dance. Guest artists include:  Maikaze Daiko, Taiko Ren, Maze Daiko, KIKU, GRRRL Brigade, IchM Daiko, Ensohza, Tatsumaki Taiko, Facing East Dance & Music , Emeryville Taiko, Wajima Kiriko Daiko, Yokayo Taiko, Philip Gelb (shakuhachi  flute), Rachel Ebora (narimono percussion)and students of the Academy of Arts & Sciences High School’s World Music Program.
A “Family Matinee” has been added on Sunday at 3pm.  The matinee which showcases both taiko students and professionals, offers reduced priced tickets with additional discounts for seniors, students, and children.   
Tickets are $10 to $20 online at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/78764  or 24/7 ticket hotline 1-800-838-3006.  Tickets at the door are $23 cash or check only.
See video of highlights from last year:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmh7w70jb2M  
For more details about Maikaze Daiko and the Meigetsu Taiko Festival:  http://www.maikazedaiko.com  
Dance Mission Theater is located at 3316 24th Street , San Francisco, CA 94110.  Conveniently located directly across from the 24th/Mission Street  BART  Station.   Inexpensive parking available at the Mission/ Bartlett Garage, 3255 21st Street.

Maikaze Daiko hosts the second annual Meigetsu (Harvest Moon) Taiko Festival on October 2, 3 & 4th at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco.  Over 70 artists from the San Francisco Bay Area will perform both traditional and modern, cutting edge-taiko-based music  and dance.
Guest artists include:  Maikaze Daiko, Taiko Ren, Maze Daiko, KIKU, GRRRL Brigade, IchM Daiko, Ensohza, Tatsumaki Taiko, Facing East Dance & Music , Emeryville Taiko, Wajima Kiriko Daiko, Yokayo Taiko, Philip Gelb (shakuhachi  flute), Rachel Ebora (narimono percussion)and students of the Academy of Arts & Sciences High School’s World Music Program.
A “Family Matinee” has been added on Sunday at 3pm.  The matinee which showcases both taiko students and professionals, offers reduced priced tickets with additional discounts for seniors, students, and children.   
Tickets are $10 to $20 online at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/78764  or 24/7 ticket hotline 1-800-838-3006.  Tickets at the door are $23 cash or check only.
See video of highlights from last year:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmh7w70jb2M  
For more details about Maikaze Daiko and the Meigetsu Taiko Festival:  http://www.maikazedaiko.com  
Dance Mission Theater is located at 3316 24th Street , San Francisco, CA 94110.  Conveniently located directly across from the 24th/Mission Street  BART  Station.   Inexpensive parking available at the Mission/ Bartlett Garage, 3255 21st Street.