Spring has arrived! The cherry trees are starting to bloom again and we celebrate the eighth annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Pelham Art Center. A Japanese Taiko drum performance will begin at 1:30PM. Flower arrangement and origami workshops to follow at 2:30PM.

Free and open to all ages!
Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of spring, celebrated in Japan as a herald of hope and a bright future – a time of renewal. And with renewal comes great energy!

Taikoza presents a Japanese Taiko drum performance and colorful Japanese dances with music inspired by traditional festival songs. Taikoza will take the audience on a sounds and sights journey to Japan. Experience the thunderous rhythm of the 150 lb. ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical soulful melodies of the bamboo flutes. Taiko means big drums — and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings; electrifying, room-thumping rhythms and energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual show. Taikoza‘s music can be heard on Nintendo wii games. The group has received five nominations for best world music.

Note: The drums are loud, so please use judgment for sensory-sensitive children.

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