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Taiko Taikoza/Japanese Giant Drums

in Campus Life, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

Thursday, December 11
10:50 am-12:05 pm PAC
Free to students/staff w/SCCC ID, Community $10.00, Student Groups $5.00 per student

Taikoza was formed in 1995 by Marco Lienhard in New York City in collaboration with other professional Taiko players. The Taiko is a large, barrel-like drum that can fill the air with the sounds of rolling thunder. Drawing from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of instruments. In addition to drums of assorted sizes, Taikoza incorporates also the shakuhachi, the fue (both bamboo flutes) and the Koto (a 13 string instrument) to create new dimension and a powerful impact on the audience. Taikoza uses drums that are 3 feet in diameter and weigh up to 170 lbs. The largest is a 6 foot drum that is 4 ½ ‘diameter. Their love for the Taiko art form transcends national boundaries, bringing new energy to this ancestral form. Taikoza has performed in Europe, Asia and have extensively toured North America.

Trip to Radio City Christmas Spectacular

in Campus Life, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

Friday December 5, 2014
Bus leaves campus at 7 am, returns at 3 pm
Tickets on sale in the Box Office for Students ($30) on 11/5, Staff ($60) and Community ($70) on 11/12
Popcorn and drink included

As unique today as it was in 1932, Radio City Music Hall is the showplace of the nation. Only the world’s largest indoor theater could host the most spectacular Christmas celebration. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The show features over 140 performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score. From the beloved Wooden Soldiers, to the dazzling Snow scene, to the unforgettable Living Nativity, it’s the best of the season in one spectacular experience.

Piscataway Indian Nation Singers/Dancers

in Campus Life, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

Thursday November 20, 2014
11 am-12 pm, PAC
Free to students/staff w/SCCC ID, Community $10.00, School Groups $5.00 per student

In the year 1608, Captain John Smith sailed up the Potomac River to “Tayac Territory” where he met the Piscataway people. The Piscataway spoke Algonquian and became a central force in a Confederation of many Nations, including the powerful Iroquois. Today, the Piscataway Indian Nation is famous for their internationally recognized living history program featuring Mark Tayac’s Turtle Island Dancers. From “Tayac Territory” near Port Tobacco, MD, Mark Tayac and the Turtle Island Dancers travel throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. Frequent contributors to television specials on the History Channel and Discovery Channel, the Turtle Island Dancers appear regularly at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, national pow-wows, major festivals and colleges & universities across the country. The Piscataway Nation’s Turtle Island Dancers welcome the opportunity to educate and entertain audiences who want to learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions.