The Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP), together with Tokyo Juho, Inc., will be holding a benefit concert entitled, “The Taiko Effect: Drums of Change” on April 11 and 12 for the rehabilitation efforts of Bohol’s cultural and heritage sites.

Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra

The Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra and the karate school Hasegawa Karate will be having an exciting collaboration of music and martial arts on April 11 and April 12 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre) to aid efforts in the rehabilitation and restoration of cultural and heritage sites in Bohol.

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Guests may expect an interesting combination of two art forms, as the taiko drum, a traditional Japanese musical instrument used in both folk and classical music ensembles, will be accompanying the exhibition of Hasegawa Karate students.

The Mt. Fuji Taiko Symphony Orchestra from the Yamanashi Prefecture was established to share the beauty of traditional Japanese performing arts by breathing life into various types of plays and theatrical musicals. The orchestra will be collaborating as well with another taiko group, Arahan, on the said two-day benefit concert.

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Hasegawa Karate

The Taiko Effect: Drums of Change benefit concert will be the first of a series of events aimed at fostering a stronger relationship between the Philippines and Japan through a cultural exchange program, spearheaded by the Chairman of the ASEAN Exchange Committee Hiromi Ishioka, with the support and cooperation of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo.

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