Continuing a happy tradition that began more than 15 years ago, taiko master Kenny Endo is once again returning this year to headline the entertainment at the 69th annual Satsuki Bazaar and Arts Festival on Sunday, May 20, at the Berkeley Buddhist Temple.

Kenny Endo
Kenny Endo is at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continually paving new paths for this Japanese style of drumming. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Kenny Endo is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation.

Endo will perform with three exceptional musicians: from the Bay Area, Mas Koga on saxophone, flute and shakuhachi; from Los Angeles, Abe Lagrimas Jr. on ukulele, vibraphone and drums; and from New York, Sumie Kaneko on shamisen, koto and vocals.

The entertainment will also feature Sakura-Ren, a dancing group performing Japanese traditional Awa-Odori dance.
Formed in October 2013, Sakura-Ren puts on choreographed stage performances accompanied by live instruments and vocals.
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