Sunday, July 21, 4:00 PM Tent Concert Hall
This exciting contemporary taiko ensemble—celebrating their tenth anniversary by visiting the U.S. for the first time with the help of the Mendocino Sister Cities Association—performs kumi-daiko (multi-drum, multi-players) complemented with the addition of marimbas and western drums.
GONNA’S blend of Wadaiko (traditional Japanese drumming and drums) and more western influences has made them pioneers of a very unique ensemble style. With a repertoire that includes traditional Wadaiko pieces, sophisticated original pieces and contemporary classical music, GONNA has attracted a wide audience in Japan.
“We believe that music has the power to encourage people and to make our lives enriched. We hope our music may be a means of touching people’s hearts.”