The Heartbeat of Japan at SF State

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
NIKKEI WEST -- San Francisco International Arts Festival and the Japan Cultural Trade Network are pleased to present the San Francisco debut of the world renowned master of Taiko drumming, Eitetsu Hayashi, along with his ensemble Eitetsu Fu-Un no Kai at 8pm Saturday, November 1, and 3pm Sunday, November 2, at the 700-seat McKenna Theatre on the main campus of San Francisco State University. Eitetsu will also be joined on-stage by Bay Area special guests: pianist Dee Spencer, for an improvised rendition of the Gershwin’s 1930s classic hit “I Got Rhythm,” and the San Francisco School of the Arts classical music students, who will perform a section of “Hi-Ten-Yu,” a concerto for Japanese drum and orchestra.