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Saturday, March 8, 1997
2:00 PM

Asian Pacific Tales

Kona Coffee Story Exhibit Series Family Performance

Featuring: East West Players’ Theater for Youth

With goals of stimulating children to discover other people and cultures and promoting racial understanding and tolerance, the East West Players present Asian Pacific Tales. This performance includes two tales from Hawai'i and one from the Philippines. East West Players Theater for Youth is one of the most entertaining theatrical troupes in the country. Members $5, non-members $9 in advance. Reservations required. Limited seating.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road
Saturday, February 1, 1997
3:00 PM—4:30 PM

Jazz Meets Nagauta in Concert

Resident Artists Performance Series

Featuring: Glenn Horiuchi, Lillian Nakano, Tom Kurai, William Roper, and Francis Wong

California Arts Council recipients and Museum artists in residence, Glenn Horiuchi, an Asian Improv recording artist and Lillian Nakano, a shamisen (Japanese, three-stringed instrument) artist, present their third concert at the Museum. Joined by guest artists Tom Kurai of Kishin Daiko on taiko drums, William Roper, a philharmonic concert and jazz tuba player, and San Francisco-based Francis Wong, one of the premier Asian American saxophonists in the jazz recording industry, their music brings together an eclectic blend of nagauta (Classical Japanese) and jazz styles. Students in the shamisen class will also perform.

Members $5, non-members $9 includes Museum admission. Reservations required. Limited seating available.




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