Mitsui Lecture Series: “Beats of Japan”

February 21, 2015

The Mitsui Lecture Series organized by the University of Calgary’s Japanese Students’ Association in partnership with the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Culture at the University of Calgary. The series consists of six events on various aspects of Japanese culture from Japanese Calligraphy, to Kimono, to a discussion on the future of Japan’s economy.

Midnight Taiko Kai is very pleased to be a part of the Mitsui Lecture Series with a “Beats of Japan” lecture and performance. We will talk about the history of Taiko drumming and what modern Taiko looks like as well as perform several of our pieces with explanations on their origins. After the event, there will be a chance for the audience to come up to ask questions with the members and try out the drums for themselves. We will be performing on Friday, March 27th @ 5:30pm at the University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB) in Room CHC 119. Admission is free, but please RSVP to if you would like to attend as space is limited.

The lecture series will run from February 15th to April 1st, 2015 at the University of Calgary. For more information, you can view the poster below for dates and times, or visit the Department of Linguistic’s event calendar.

With support from:

The UofC Japanese Students’ Association
The UofC Department of Linguistics
Mitsui Canada Foundation