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Mar. 19, 2012
“Overcoming the Disaster” Tohoku Folk pereormingarts Groups, Ondekoza Taiko & Musicians World Tour (Mar. 2 to 26, 2012)
 Tohoku Folk pereormingarts Groups and a collaboration of musicians from various genres, mainly of Japanese drummers, will tour eight cities in three countries (the US, France and China).
Three folk pereormingarts groups from Iwate Prefecture, which was seriously damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, will present their pereormingarts with wishes for recovery. These pereormingarts groups are Wakamizu Kagura from Tono city, Kuromori Kagura from Miyako city and Usuzawa Shishiodori from Otsuchi town.
Furthermore, “Ondekoza Taiko”, well-known for its energetic Japanese drum play, and their fellow musicians who plays variety of instruments, such as brass, percussions, Okinawa sanshin, and thick-necked Gidayu shamisen. They conduct a workshop with local children and residents to show them how to make a music instrument using bamboo. There will also be a music session where the musicians go on stage with the children and play the handmade instruments.

Wakumizu Kagura Tohoku Folklore Group, Ondekoza Taiko & Musicians
- March 2, 2012 at LA Music Center The Ahmanson Theatre, LA
*Workshop with local children on March 1
- March 5 at The United Nations General Assembly Hall, NY
- March 6, 2012 at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. NY
*Workshop with local children at Avenue C studio
Kuromori Kagura Tohoku Folklore Group, Ondekoza Taiko & Musicians
- March 10, 2012 at Palais des Congres, Paris
*Workshop with local children on March 9
Kuromori Kagura Tohoku Folklore Group
- March 11, 2012 at Lycee International Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Paris
Usuzawa Shishiodori Tohoku Folklore Group, Ondekoza Taiko & Musicians
*Workshop with local children on the same days of the pereormingartss, except for Beijing on March,13
- March 14, 2012 at The National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
- March 16, 2012 at Da Ning Theater, Shanghai
- March 20, 2012 at Chongqing Grand Theatre, Chongqing
- March 22 to 23, 2012 at Guangzhou Grand Theatre, Guangzhou
- March 26, 2012 at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong