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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

THAO'S LIBRARY Award-Winning Documentary

This year, 2015, marks fifty years since the first US combat ground forces landed in Vietnam and forty years since the fall of Saigon. 

Thao, a young a 24-year-old Vietnamese woman, is among the Vietnam War's uncounted casualties.  Despite her disabilities, a victim of Agent Orange, Thao had set up a makeshift library for children in her village. And then she is introduced to a woman from New York and both lives are changed forever.

THAO'S LIBRARY,  an Award-Winning documentary opens October 16th in AMC Independent Theatres Nationwide including Kansas City's AMC's Town Center 20! 

Click here to watch the trailer and for more info about the film.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kodo Performing in Kansas City

Kodo, the Legendary Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensamble from Sado Island, Japan, will be performing an all new show exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum. 

Kodo strives to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts.

"In Japanese the word "Kodo" conveys two meanings: Firstly, 'heartbeat' the primal source of all rhythm. The sound of the great taiko is said to resemble a mother's heartbeat as felt in the womb, and it is no myth that babies are often lulled asleep by its thunderous vibrations. Secondly, read in a different way, the word can mean "children of the drum," a reflection of Kodo's desire to play the drums simply, with the heart of a child." 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
at the Lied Center of Kansas.  

Enjoy this video "Kodo - Live at the Acropolis"

Are you familiar with this Ensemble? Have you seen them perform? I would love to hear from you!

Visit Kodo's Webpage to learn more!
Image:  Kodo - Yatai2" by Don France 
Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons