Recovering from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey will be a marathon, not a sprint. Among the many thousands of people in our region affected by the storm are our local artists. September's devastating floods destroyed artwork, tools, studios, rehearsal spaces, costumes, instruments, and vehicles. Performances were canceled and artists were displaced.
Kaminari Taiko is proud to partner with our friends at Silambam Houston, MATCH, and Harvey Arts Recovery to present this collaborative concert. All proceeds will be donated to Harvey Arts Recovery to help individual artists and smaller organizations across Greater Houston get back on their feet.
The evening will feature both taiko and Indian classical dance. Taiko is a style of Japanese ensemble drumming that combines booming rhythms and high-energy choreography. The fusion of traditional and modern musical styles brings new power and vibrancy to a centuries-old art form. Taiko is athletic, spiritual, toe-tapping, heart-pounding, and eye-catching, all at once.
Indian classical dance is a complex and nuanced dance language that is thousands of years old. With intricate footwork, sculpturesque poses, captivating facial and body language, breathtaking costumes, and beautiful melodic and percussive accompaniments, Indian classical dance combines several artistically stimulating experiences into a single performance art. Taiko and Indian classical dance pair beautifully, and we're excited to present them on the same stage for the first time in Houston.
Please join us to help our local arts and cultural community bounce back from Harvey's devastation, stronger than ever. Together, we can recover.