Day 341 of 365 Things To Do in Pasadena is dedicated to helping those affected by the Japan Earthquakes and Tunami.
We share with you the Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert:
Thousand Hearts is a multi-cultural, multi-generational benefit concert for the survivors of the earthquake / tsunami in Japan. 100% of net proceeds will go directly to the hardest-hit Japanese prefectures of Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi through a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible fund. This fund was set up by the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aid Project, a nonprofit corporation established by community leaders, and PAE Live!
The concert features Grammy-nominated band HIROSHIMA and America’s Best Dance Crew Season 3 Champions QUEST CREW. There will also be additional performers and lots of special guests.
Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert will take place Saturday, April 23rd @Pasadena Civic Auditorium 7pm until 10pm
Grammy nominated Hiroshima has bridged the cultural divides through the power of music. They have merged influences from Asian, Latin American, African American and other cultures to create a unique and innovative style that is solely their own. The result is a brand of music that speaks to nearly every aspect of contemporary culture.
Taiko Project –
Founded in 2000, TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers edicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. Through these values, TAIKOPROJECT seeks not only to entertain audiences, but also to inform them about the history and integrity of taiko as an evolving art form. Seamlessly blending taiko with storytelling, music, hip hop choreography, multimedia, and dance, TAIKOPROJECT performs nationally and internationally and has appeared on numerous television commercials and shows, including the 2009 Academy Awards and the 2011 Grammy Awards. TAIKOPROJECT is endorsed by Asano Taiko Company, Ltd., which was founded in 1609 and is one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious taiko drum-makers.
Other guests include: Lou Diamond Philpips, Chef Morimoto, Dante Basco, Amy Hill, Janice Marie and many more!
For additional information and to purchase tickets please visit Thousand Hearts.org.
**If you purchase tickets by midnight Wednesday 4/20, you will receive coupons from restaurants, including Maison Akira** —Information provide by the Thousand Hearts Benefit Face Book fan Page.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E Green St.